Melagar Perry

about 1808–
Wethersfield, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Melagar

Melagar Perry was born about 1808, in Wethersfield, Wyoming, New York, United States. He married Charlotte Ann Lewis in 1840, in Wethersfield, Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Melagar Perry
1808–
Charlotte Ann Lewis
1801–1899
Marriage: 1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1840
Wethersfield, Wyoming, New York, United States

World Events (8)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

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.
1846

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melager Perry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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