Laura Ann Peabody

26 October 1855–
Pitcairn, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Ann

When Laura Ann Peabody was born on 26 October 1855, in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Isaac Blake Peabody, was 47 and her mother, Sally Bethia Lawton, was 33. She married William Nelson Van Patten on 27 August 1883. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870.

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William Nelson Van Patten
Laura Ann Peabody
Marriage: 27 August 1883
Geneva Isabella VanPatten
Leta L Van Patten
William David “Willie” VanPatten

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  • Marriage
    27 August 1883
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    Age 31
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname ‘peacock-body’, from Middle English pe, pey, pay (Old English pēa) ‘peacock’ + body, perhaps for a vain person who dressed ostentatiously. Compare Pea , Peacock .History: The prominent financier and philanthropist George Peabody was born 1795 in South Danvers, now Peabody, MA. His first ancestor in America was Francis Peabody, who emigrated from England in 1635 and settled at Topsfield, MA.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Lura A Vanpatten in household of William N Vanpatten, "New York State Census, 1905"
    • Lusinda Peabody in entry for Robert A Hughes and Leta Van Patten, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Lucy Peabody in household of Dexter Wells, "United States Census, 1860"

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