Eviline Felt

17 May 1826–16 March 1884 (Age 57)
Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Eviline

When Eviline Felt was born on 17 May 1826, in Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Henry Felt, was 34 and her mother, Melinda Morse, was 26. She married Ervin Washington Bovee on 26 September 1847, in Adams Center, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Fine, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 16 March 1884, in Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Green Settlement Cemetery, Green Settlement, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philo Osgood Silsby
Eviline Felt
Marriage: 1854
Kathane B Silsby
George S Silsby
Fayette D Silsby
Lydia Adelia Silsby
Walter Silsby
Charles Silsby

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    George S Silsby


    Fayette D Silsby


    Lydia Adelia Silsby


    Walter Silsby


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World Events (7)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a felt maker, from Old English felt ‘felt’.2 Said to be an Americanized or Germanized spelling of a Hungarian name, of uncertain identity.

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

Sources (3)

  • Evalina Silsby, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Eveline Silsby in household of Philo O Silsby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Evelina Silsby in household of Philo O Silsby, "New York State Census, 1855"

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