Reuben Spalding

3 September 1823–1903 (Age 79)
Antrim, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Spalding was born on 3 September 1823, in Antrim, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Suel "Sewell" Spaulding, was 32 and his mother, Sally Buswell, was 32. He married Susan Dergen on 10 April 1853. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Vestal, Broome, New York, United States for about 5 years and Union, Broome, New York, United States in 1900. He died in 1903, in Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Vestal Park Cemetery, Vestal, Broome, New York, United States.

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Reuben Spalding
Susan Dergen
Marriage: 10 April 1853
Licene Spaulding
Anthony Spalding
Judson Spaulding
Carrie Bell Spalding

Spouse and Children

10 April 1853


    Licene Spaulding


    Anthony Spalding



    Carrie Bell Spalding


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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 4

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 23

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

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old English tribal name Spaldingas ‘people of the district called Spald’. The district name probably means ‘ditches’, referring to drainage channels in the fenland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruben Spaulding in household of Sally Spaulding, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Renlean Spaulding, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruben Spaulding, "United States Census, 1880"

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