Stephen Salisbury

5 July 1784–5 July 1870 (Age 86)
Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Salisbury was born on 5 July 1784, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Richard Salisbury, was 24 and his mother, Prudence, was 20. He married Hannah White on 5 February 1808, in Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lee, Lee, Oneida, New York, United States in 1850 and Western, Oneida, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 5 July 1870, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Barneveld, Trenton, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Salisbury
Hannah White
Marriage: 5 February 1808
George Washington Salisbury
Prudence O. Salisbury
Richard Salisbury
Chloe Salisbury
Sarah Salisbury
Napoleon Bonaparte Salisbury

Spouse and Children

5 February 1808
Oneida, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1790 · 13th State

Age 6

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dūn ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added. The city is recorded in Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation. 2. habitational name from Salesbury in Lancashire, so named from Old English salh ‘willow’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Salsbury in household of Napoleon Salsbury, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen Salesbury, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen Salisbury, "Find A Grave Index"

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