Urial Roberts Torrey

18 February 1794–10 September 1868 (Age 74)
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Urial Roberts

When Urial Roberts Torrey was born on 18 February 1794, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt Asa Torrey, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Roberts, was 23. He married Cyrena Colvin on 29 April 1820. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 10 September 1868, at the age of 74.

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Urial Roberts Torrey
Cyrena Colvin
Marriage: 29 April 1820
Lydia Roberts Torrey
Urial Roberts Torrey
Harriet C. Torrey
Ellen Maria Torrey
Elbridge Torrey
Cyrena Torrey
George Colvin Torrey
Ambrose Sanford Torrey
Mary Torrey

Spouse and Children

29 April 1820


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Asa Torrey



    Erastus Torrey


    Marcy Torrey


    Lydia Torrey


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 8

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Terry 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Urial Torrey in entry for Lydia Clark, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Arial Torrey, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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