Ester Thorp

1809–1899 (Age 89)
Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Ester

When Ester Thorp was born in November 1809, in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States, her father, David Thorp, was 33 and her mother, Ester Moody, was 29. She married James Henry Augustus Graham on 23 March 1845, in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Berne, Albany, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 May 1899, in Vischer Ferry, Clifton Park, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in West Berne, Berne, Albany, New York, United States.

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Ester Thorp
James Henry Augustus Graham
Marriage: 23 March 1845
James Eduard Graham

Spouse & Children

23 March 1845
Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States


  • James Eduard Graham


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1809–1899Female

  • Martin Thorp


  • Mary Ann Thorp


  • Augusta Thorp


World Events (8)


Age 3

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 18

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 27

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

1 English: variant spelling of Thorpe .2 Scandinavian: variant of Torp .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ester Graham in household of Jas H A Graham, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Ester T Graham in household of J H A Graham, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Ester Graham in household of James H A Graham, "New York State Census, 1855"

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