Reuben Hungerford

15 November 1809–28 July 1887 (Age 77)
Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Hungerford was born on 15 November 1809, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Hungerford Jr., was 33 and his mother, Triphena Smith, was 25. He married Almira Lydia Bonta on 17 December 1837, in Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. In 1849, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as town supervisor of yates in Yates, Orleans, New York, United States. He died on 28 July 1887, in Yates, Orleans, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Medina, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Hungerford
1809–1887
Almira Lydia Bonta
1818–1883
Marriage: 17 December 1837
Frances Eliza Hungerford
1839–1895
Charles Milton Hungerford
1842–1891
Edwin Hungerford
1846–1846
Andrew Harvey Hungerford
1847–1915
Florence Hungerford
1849–1905
Emma C Hungerford
1850–
Eugene Hungerford
1851–1916
Harriett Hungerford
1851–
Mary Hungerford
1855–

Spouse and Children

    Male1809–1887Male

    Almira Lydia Bonta

    Female1818–1883Female

MARRIAGE
17 December 1837
Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States
children

(9)

    Frances Eliza Hungerford

    Female1839–1895Female

    Charles Milton Hungerford

    Male1842–1891Male

    Edwin Hungerford

    Male1846–1846Male

    Andrew Harvey Hungerford

    Male1847–1915Male

    Florence Hungerford

    Female1849–1905Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Jeremiah Rockwell Hungerford

    Male1807–1877Male

    Male1809–1887Male

    Selah T. "Seeley" Hungerford

    Male1811–1867Male

    Laban LaSelle Hungerford

    Male1813–1884Male

    Serene Hungerford

    Female1815–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

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 18

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hungerford in Berkshire, named with Old English hungor ‘hunger’ (here probably denoting unproductive land) + ford ‘ford’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Reuben Hungsford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reuben Hungeford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reubin Hungerford, "New York State Census, 1855"

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