Melissa Deuel

Washington, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Deuel was born in 1810, in Washington, Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, Silas Deuel Sr, was 62 and her mother, Hannah P. White, was 53. She married Fields Morey about 1830, in Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Fields Morey
Melissa Deuel
Marriage: about 1830
Silas D Morey
Frederick Morey
Sarah Morey

Spouse and Children

about 1830
Dutchess, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

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 17

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 36

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

Name Meaning

Possibly of French origin. This name is concentrated in SC and may have been brought there by Huguenots.

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

Sources (3)

  • Malissa Morry in household of Fields Morry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Unknown in entry for Silas D. Morey, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Silas White's Probate Packet 2055, 1793-1868 (approx.); ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99H1-293V-5

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