Anna Boston

1831–
Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Boston was born in 1831, in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Edward Boston, was 27 and her mother, Pamelia Church, was 21. She married John Henry Howard Graupner on 3 February 1852, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Henry Howard Graupner
1810–1886
Anna Boston
1831–
Marriage: 3 February 1852

Spouse and Children

    John Henry Howard Graupner

    Male1810–1886Male

    Female1831–Female

MARRIAGE
3 February 1852
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 1

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from the place in Lincolnshire, the name of which means ‘Bōtwulf's stone’. This has been considered to refer to St. Botulf, and to be the site of the monastery that he built in the 7th century, but it is more likely that the Bōtwulf of the place name was an ordinary landowner, and that the association with the saint was a later development because of the name.2 Probably an altered spelling of German Basten and perhaps Bastian .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Boston in household of David L Goodwin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann Boston, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Ann Boston, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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