Luther Slate

Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Luther

When Luther Slate was born in 1803, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Zebediah Slate, was 47 and his mother, Rebecca Worden, was 32.

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Zebediah Slate
Rebecca Worden
Asahel Slate
Jesse H Slate
Rufus Slate
Luther Slate
Fananda or Phinanda Slate
Clesson Slate
Rebecca M. Slate
Elvira Slate
Rebeka Slate

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World Events (3)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 0

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate ‘slate’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Luther Slate, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Baptism, "Smith Phillips" (includes sketch of the Ebenezer Peirce family)
  • Luther Slate, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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