Daniel Harris Prior

1814–1893 (Age 79)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Harris

When Daniel Harris Prior was born in 1814, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Pryor, was 49 and his mother, Susan Harris, was 35. He married Chloe Hubbard on 23 May 1837, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died in 1893, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Harris Prior
1814–1893
Chloe Hubbard
1812–1852
Marriage: 23 May 1837
Emma Jane Prior
1838–1905
Martha S Prior
1841–1926
Chloe Almira Prior
1842–1842

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Children

(3)

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(3)

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 5
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
Age 15
Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 22
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: ultimately from Latin prior ‘superior’, used to denote a prior, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a prior or, more often, an occupational name for a servant of a prior.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora ‘son of the prior’ (this is the usual origin in Counties Cavan and Leitrim). Some examples may be Anglo-Norman, the same name as in 1.3 Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from prior, probably denoting someone in the service of a prior or a nickname for someone who behaved in a pompous way.

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

Possible Related Names

Prier
Pryer
Pryor

Sources (19)

  • Daniel H Pryor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Daniel H Prior, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel H Prior, "United States Census, 1860"

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