Catharine E. Houghtaling

24 January 1824–18 April 1891 (Age 67)
New York, United States

The Life of Catharine E.

When Catharine E. Houghtaling was born on 24 January 1824, in New York, United States, her father, George E. Houghtaling, was 26 and her mother, Maria Hallenbeck, was 24. She married Abram Sigsbee on 8 June 1843, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Guilderland, Guilderland, Albany, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 18 April 1891, at the age of 67.

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Abram Sigsbee
Catharine E. Houghtaling
Marriage: 8 June 1843
Antoinette Carey
Catharine Sigsbee

Spouse and Children

8 June 1843
New York, United States


    Antoinette Carey



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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

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.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Dutch: see Hotaling .

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

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  • Catherine Sigsbee in household of Abram Sigsbee, "New York State Census, 1875"

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