Harriet Curtis

about 1806–1 April 1872 (Age 66)
New York, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Curtis was born about 1806, in New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Curtis, was 33 and her mother, Abigail Chard Satterlee, was 32. She died on 1 April 1872, in Stockbridge, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Heman Lowe
1785–1860
Harriet Curtis
1806–1872

Spouse and Children

    Heman Lowe

    Male1785–1860Male

    Female1806–1872Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Harriet Low, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Harriet Low, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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