Henry Lancaster

16 February 1804–27 April 1883 (Age 79)
Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Lancaster was born on 16 February 1804, in Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ebenezer Lancaster, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Davidson, was 37. He married Mary Ann Hersey Colby on 18 February 1834, in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 27 April 1883, in Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79.

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Henry Lancaster
Mary Ann Hersey Colby
Marriage: 18 February 1834
Ann Maria Lancaster
Charles Andrew Henry Lancaster
Charles Henry Lancaster
Marianna Estelle Lancaster

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Hersey Colby


18 February 1834
Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Ann Maria Lancaster


    Charles Andrew Henry Lancaster


    Charles Henry Lancaster


    Marianna Estelle Lancaster


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 4

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Lancaster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Lancaster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Lancaster in entry for Lancaster, "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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