William Tuttle Jr.

30 July 1807–17 April 1879 (Age 71)
Freetown, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Tuttle Jr. was born on 30 July 1807, in Freetown, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, William Tuttle, was 36 and his mother, Azubah Wade, was 34. He married Pamelia Roberts on 28 November 1827. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 April 1879, at the age of 71.

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William Tuttle Jr.
Pamelia Roberts
Marriage: 28 November 1827
Benevolent Stevens Tuttle
Columbus Tuttle
Mary Tuttle
Louisa Tuttle
Mr. Tuttle

Spouse and Children

28 November 1827


    Benevolent Stevens Tuttle


    Columbus Tuttle


    Mary Tuttle


    Louisa Tuttle


    Mr. Tuttle


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

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

English and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name þorkell, a contracted form of a name composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in use throughout England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it had been introduced directly by Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence. This surname and its variants are especially common in East Anglia. In Ireland the Old Norse name was adopted as a Gaelic personal name (Thorcall), which generated the surnames McCorkle and Corkill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Tuttle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Tuttle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Tuttle in household of Columbus Tuttle, "United States Census, 1880"

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