Sylvia Mercy Haley

12 January 1825–12 December 1902 (Age 77)
Hollis Center, Hollis, York, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvia Mercy

Sylvia Mercy Haley was born on 12 January 1825, in Hollis Center, Hollis, York, Maine, United States as the daughter of James Haley and Susan. She married John Cousens on 17 April 1844, in Hollis, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 12 December 1902, in Kennebunk, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, York, Maine, United States.

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John Cousens
Sylvia Mercy Haley
Marriage: 17 April 1844
Orilla H Cousens
Eliza Ellen Cousens
Susan Abba Cousens
Susan A Cousens

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  • Marriage
    17 April 1844Hollis, York, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered
    Age 7
    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hailey (Oxfordshire), Heylee in Chapel en le Frith (Derbyshire), Haley in Northowram (Yorkshire), or one or other of the places called Highley in Parracombe and Upottery (Devon). All the placenames derive from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’, except Highley in Upottery, whose first element may be Old English hēah ‘high’.English (southeastern): aspirated pronunciation of Ayley, a variant of Aylett .Irish: adopted form of Mac Céile, see McHale .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Sylvia M Cousens in household of John Cousens, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sylvia Haley in entry for Susie A. Roberts, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
    • Sylvia M Cousens in household of John Cousens, "United States Census, 1870"

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