Peter Traver

1811–Male
New York, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Traver was born in 1811, in New York, United States, his father, Charles Traver, was 25 and his mother, Catharine ( Hiserodt) Hoysradt, was 40. He died in his hometown.

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Family Time Line

Charles Traver
1786–
Catharine ( Hiserodt) Hoysradt
1771–
Andrew Traver
1804–
Peter Traver
1806–
Andrew Traver
1807–
Martin Huysraat Traver
1809–1868
Henry Traver
1811–1896
Peter Traver
1811–
John Traver
1813–
Catherine Traver
1815–
Adam Traver
1817–

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 French: variant of Travers .2 Catalan: habitational name from any of the minor places called with Traver, mainly in La Garrotxa and L’Empordà districts but also in other areas.

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

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