Harriet Decker

20 August 1826–19 August 1903 (Age 76)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Decker was born on 20 August 1826, in New York, United States, her father, John B Decker, was 36 and her mother, Mary Christina Root, was 29. She married John Patterson on 15 July 1858. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States in 1870 and Portage, Livingston, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 19 August 1903, in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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John Patterson
Harriet Decker
Marriage: 15 July 1858
John D Patterson
Flora Ladema Patterson
Fanny Viola Decker
Anna Zerviah Patterson
John Patterson Jr
Jammie Patterson
Sarah Mae Patterson

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 1
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.
Age 11
Michigan is the 26th state.
1847 · Moving the State Capital
Age 21
The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Name Meaning

(1997: 21217;2007: 42510; 2010: 56576)German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .

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

Possible Related Names

De Decker

Sources (9)

  • Harrit Patterson in household of John Patterson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriett Decker in entry for Louie E Durham and S May Sleeper, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Harriett Patterson, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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