Minerva Spaulding

Female3 January 1821–11 September 1879

Brief Life History of Minerva

When Minerva Spaulding was born on 3 January 1821, in Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, her father, Miles Spaulding, was 23 and her mother, Theodocia Nichols, was 23. She married Chauncey L Loveland on 12 October 1837, in Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Troy Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 11 September 1879, in Brookfield, Brookfield Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Jacob Numbers
Minerva Spaulding
Marriage: 24 November 1846
John W. Numbers
Phebe Ann Numbers
Isabelle L Numbers
William S Numbers

Sources (10)

  • Minerva Numbers in household of Jacob Numbers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Minerva Spaulding Numbers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Minerva Numbas in entry for Willie S. Numbas, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1846Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    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 6

    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 16

    Michigan is the 26th state.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Aberdeenshire) and English (Cambridgeshire and Norfolk): habitational name from Spalding (Lincolnshire), from Old English Spaldas, the name of an Anglian tribe who settled chiefly in the fen-lands of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, + the groupname suffix -ingas. Compare Spafford .

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

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