Robert Henry La Place

20 December 1819–after 1870 (Age 50)
Brockway, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry La Place was born on 20 December 1819, in Brockway, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Francis LaPlace, was 29 and his mother, Abigail M. Wood, was 28. He married Nancy Elizabeth Lay on 28 March 1847, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died after 1870, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Robert Henry La Place
Nancy Elizabeth Lay
Marriage: 28 March 1847
Robert La Place
Georgia A. Laplace
Georganna M. LaPlace
Georgianna M. La Place
Henry Clarence LaPlace

Spouse and Children

28 March 1847
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States



    Georganna M. LaPlace


    Georgianna M. La Place


    Georgia A. Laplace



Parents and Siblings

    Francis LaPlace


    Abigail M. Wood




    Jonathan Loring La Place


    John Franklin Laplace


    Timothy Augustus Laplace



    Elizabeth C. Laplace


+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 10

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Vietnamese (La and Lã): two Vietnamese names, both unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Saploss, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry R Laplace in household of Geogie M Stirliny, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry in entry for Henry C. Laplace and Wilhelmina B. Anderson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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