Lucretia Watters

Femaleabout 1800–

Brief Life History of Lucretia

Lucretia Watters was born about 1800, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. She had at least 1 daughter with Stephen Van Remalie Stewart. She lived in Ripley, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870.

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Stephen Van Remalie Stewart
1798–1831
Lucretia Watters
1800–
Frances Stewart
1823–1905

Sources (2)

  • Lucretia Walters in entry for Fannie Stewart Macomber, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lucretia Watters in entry for Fannie Stewart Macomber, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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Children (1)

World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

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.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish: variant of Waters .

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

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