Isaac Havens

16 July 1816–20 December 1906 (Age 90)
Cohocton, Cohocton, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Havens was born on 16 July 1816, in Cohocton, Cohocton, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, William Bennett Havens, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Hale, was 25. He married Sarah Wagner on 15 November 1846, in Boardman Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wagner Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Boardman Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 20 December 1906, in Elkader, Clayton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Elkader, Clayton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Havens
Sarah Wagner
Marriage: 15 November 1846
Mary Jane Havens
Ellen Havens
Ella Marattey Havens,

Spouse and Children

15 November 1846
Boardman Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

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 30

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Haven or a hypercorrected form of Avins, which Reaney derives from the female personal name Avina.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Havens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isaac Haven, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac Havens, "United States Census, 1850"

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