John Cavelor Arbon

Brief Life History of John Cavelor

When John Cavelor Arbon was born on 8 October 1813, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Arbon, was 32 and his mother, Elisabeth Newman, was 26. He married Rebecca Dennis on 30 May 1836, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Graveley, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 4 October 1864, in Platte, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Platte, Wyoming, United States.

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John Cavelor Arbon
Rebecca Dennis
Marriage: 30 May 1836
Levi Arbon
George Dennis Arbon
Charles Dennis Arbon
Eliza Arbon
Esther Arbon
Eliza Arbon
Thomas Arbon
Elizabeth Rebecca Arbon

Sources (39)

  • John Arbon, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Caveler Arborn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Arborn, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from the Middle English personal name Arbern (Old Norse Arnbiǫrn, Arnbiorn).

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

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Emigration from England to Utah

Elizabeth Rebecca Arbon emigrated from England at the age of 7 with her parents John Cavelor Arbon and Rebecca Dennis Arbon and sister Esther. They set sail on the ship The Hudson on 3 Jun 1864 and ar …

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