Harriet

Brief Life History of Harriet

Harriet was born about 1825, in South Berwick, York, Maine, United States. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Samuel Alley.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Alley
1817–
Harriet
1825–
Gratia M. Alley
1842–
Lucy A Alley
1844–
Cornelia Alley
1847–
Samuel Alley
1857–

Sources (1)

  • Lucy May in entry for Lucy A Poore, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

1863

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

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of French Henriette, a feminine diminutive of Henry (French Henri) coined in the 17th century. It was quite common in England in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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