Clarinda Risley

27 April 1816–1888 (Age 71)
Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Clarinda

When Clarinda Risley was born on 27 April 1816, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Elizur Risley, was 36 and her mother, Amelia Matson, was 35. She married Leonard Abbert in 1837, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Madison, Madison, New York, United States in 1860 and Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died in 1888, at the age of 72, and was buried in Madison Center Cemetery, Madison Center, Madison, Madison, New York, United States.

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Leonard Abbert
Clarinda Risley
Marriage: 1837
Elizabeth Abbert
Martin Bars Abbert

Spouse and Children

Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Risley in Derbyshire and Lancashire or Riseley in Bedfordshire and Berkshire, all so named from Old English hrīs ‘brushwood’ + lēah ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarinda Albert in household of Leonard Albert, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clarrinda Abbert in household of Leonard Abbert, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clarinda Abert in household of Leonard Abert, "New York State Census, 1865"

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