Reuben Stafford Aldrich

30 July 1824–15 March 1904 (Age 79)
Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Reuben Stafford

When Reuben Stafford Aldrich was born on 30 July 1824, in Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Reuben Aldrich, was 39 and his mother, Amy Stafford, was 26. He married Nancy Jane Hunt about 1861, in Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 15 March 1904, at the age of 79, and was buried in Foster Cemetery, Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Stafford Aldrich
Nancy Jane Hunt
Marriage: about 1861
Philo R. Aldrich
Cory J. Aldrich
Amy Jane Aldrich
Venner Abrahm Aldrich

Spouse and Children

about 1861
Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States


    Philo R. Aldrich


    Amy Jane Aldrich



    Cory J. Aldrich


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

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

English: from a Middle English personal name, Ailric, Alrich, Aldrich, etc. (Many different forms are recorded.) It represents the coalescence of at least two Old English personal names, Ælfrīc ‘elf ruler’ and Æðelrīc ‘noble ruler’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruben S Aldrick in household of Rubin Aldrick, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Reuben S Aldrich in household of Reuben Aldrich, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1865 Reuben S Aldrich, New York, State Census

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