Abraham Dubois Bruyn

12 March 1821–13 May 1838 (Age 17)
Shawangunk, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Abraham Dubois

When Abraham Dubois Bruyn was born on 12 March 1821, in Shawangunk, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Jansen Bruyn, was 27 and his mother, Maria Bruyn, was 28. He died on 13 May 1838, at the age of 17.

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Jansen Bruyn
1793–1844
Maria Bruyn
1792–1835
Abraham Dubois Bruyn
1821–1838
Jansen Bruyn
1824–

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Bruin .

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

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