Ellen Burr Perry

5 April 1843–15 June 1910 (Age 67)
Weston, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ellen Burr

When Ellen Burr Perry was born on 5 April 1843, in Weston, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Curtis Perry, was 24 and her mother, Mrs. Harriet D Perry, was 22. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870 and Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 June 1910, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Arthur Bennett
Ellen Burr Perry

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Curtis Perry


    Mrs. Harriet D Perry





    Celestia or Celeste C Perry


    Curtis Granville Perry


    Sarah G. Perry


    Stephen Oscar Perry


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 5

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen R Bennett in household of Mary Bennett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen B Bennett in household of Arthur W Perry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen B Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"

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