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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Family Time Line

Urial Roberts Torrey
1794–1868
Cyrena Colvin
1802–1888
Marriage: 29 April 1820
Lydia Roberts Torrey
1821–1907
Urial Roberts Torrey
1821–1893
Harriet C. Torrey
1827–
Ellen Maria Torrey
1831–
Elbridge Torrey
1839–
Cyrena Torrey
1825–
George Colvin Torrey
1825–1917
Ambrose Sanford Torrey
1833–
Mary Torrey
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 April 1820
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Asa Torrey

    Male1792–Male

    Male1794–1868Male

    Erastus Torrey

    Male1795–1860Male

    Marcy Torrey

    Female1797–Female

    Lydia Torrey

    Female1799–1818Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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