Abraham Richardson Willey

Male2 September 1822–

Brief Life History of Abraham Richardson

When Abraham Richardson Willey was born on 2 September 1822, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Barak Beckwith Willey, was 40 and his mother, Deborah Reed Brockway, was 33. He married Minerva Sant in 1843. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Abraham Richardson Willey
Minerva Sant
Marriage: 1843
Sarah Willey
Edward A. Willey

Sources (5)

  • Abram R Willey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham R Willey in entry for Sarah A Gray, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Abram R Willey, "United States Census, 1880"

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    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 5

    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 41

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the personal name Will , a short form of William . In some instances a variant of Wiley .

    Americanized form of Swiss German Willi .

    History: Isaac Willey is recorded in Boston, MA, in 1640, and went on to be one of the founders of New London, CT. His descendent Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821–1914) was one of the founders of the College of California at Berkeley in 1860.

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

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