Hester Meriah Pettit

1818–1894 (Age 76)
Little Falls, Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Hester Meriah

When Hester Meriah Pettit was born in 1818, in Little Falls, Montgomery, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Pettit, was 29 and her mother, Louise Rugg, was 27. She had at least 6 sons and 2 daughters with Jacob Seeber. She lived in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1894, at the age of 76, and was buried in Three Mile Creek Cemetery, Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Seeber
1801–1879
Hester Meriah Pettit
1818–1894
Sylvanus S Seeber
1833–1897
Eli J Seeber
1838–1931
Henry H Seeber
1841–
Charles Seeber
1845–1846
Nancy Seeber
1848–1900
Daniel C Seeber
1849–1924
Sylvenus H Seeber
1852–1932
Eva Melvina Seeber
1856–1911

Spouse and Children

children

(8)

    Sylvanus S Seeber

    Male1833–1897Male

    Eli J Seeber

    Male1838–1931Male

    Henry H Seeber

    Male1841–Male

    Charles Seeber

    Male1845–1846Male

    Nancy Seeber

    Female1848–1900Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Pettit

    Male1789–1876Male

    Female1791–1875Female

siblings

(12)

    Timothy Reuben Pettit

    Male1812–Male

    Marcus Pettit

    Male1815–1891Male

    Female1818–1894Female

    Male1819–Male

    Hester Pettit

    Female1823–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

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.
1846

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

English (especially southeastern): variant spelling of Petit .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Seeber in household of Jacob Seeber, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Hester M Leber in household of Jacob Leber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hester Seeber in household of Jacob Seeber, "New York State Census, 1855"

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