Oliver Barrett Draper

27 February 1785–16 February 1862 (Age 76)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Oliver Barrett

When Oliver Barrett Draper was born on 27 February 1785, in New York, United States, his father, Oliver Darius Draper, was 34 and his mother, Mary Almira Barrett, was 35. He married Mary Polly Bennett in 1806, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ellington, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1830 and Brandon Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 February 1862, in Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Eaton Cemetery, Ortonville, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Oliver Barrett Draper
Mary Polly Bennett
Marriage: 1806
Elmore D Draper
Barrett Darius Draper
Mary Ann Draper
Calvin D Draper
Laura A Draper

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  • Marriage
    1806New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 12
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    Age 23
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Oliver Draper, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Oliver Draper in entry for Barrett Draper, "Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897"
    • Olive Draper, "United States Census, 1860"

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