Laura Roberts

22 February 1806–1842 (Age 35)
Southeast, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Laura

Laura Roberts was born on 22 February 1806, in Southeast, Dutchess, New York, United States. She married Nehemiah Pratt Jr. in 1827, in Cayuga, Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States. She died in 1842, at the age of 36.

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Nehemiah Pratt Jr.
1806–
Laura Roberts
1806–1842
Marriage: 1827

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1827
Cayuga, Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States

World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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