Adeline Sanger

Brief Life History of Adeline

When Adeline Sanger was born on 24 August 1806, in Beekmantown, Clinton, New York, United States, her father, Isaac Sanger, was 33 and her mother, Mary Hoyt, was 34. She married William Comstock on 25 September 1828, in Beekmantown, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Beekmantown, Beekmantown, Clinton, New York, United States for about 10 years and Clinton, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 11 August 1884, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William Comstock
1799–1880
Adeline Sanger
1806–1884
Marriage: 25 September 1828
Alice Maria Comstock
1829–1889
William Comstock
1831–
Levi Platt Comstock
1833–1836
Hannah Elizabeth Comstock
1835–1906
Joel Taylor Comstock
1839–1916
Lucy A. Comstock
1843–1845
Adeline R. Comstock
1848–1918

Sources (10)

  • Adeline Comstock in household of William Comstock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adeline in entry for Daniel Livingston, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • Adaline Comstock in household of William Comstock, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1820

Established in 1820.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Sänger); Dutch: from Middle High German senger, Middle Dutch sangher, sengher, German Sänger ‘singer’, an occupational name for a singer or chorister, or in the case of the Jewish name for a cantor in a synagogue. Compare Saenger and Senger .

English (Wiltshire): occupational name for a singer or chorister, or else a nickname for a cheerful person who is always singing, from Middle English sangere (Old English sangere) ‘singer’. See also Sang 3, Sangster , Songer , and Singer .

History: The Sangers of MA are descended from Richard Sanger, who settled as a blacksmith in Sudbury, MA, in 1646.

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

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