Reuben Maxson

18 October 1805–20 January 1883 (Age 77)
New York, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Maxson was born on 18 October 1805, in New York, United States, his father, Paul Maxson, was 55 and his mother, Hannah, was 45. He had at least 1 daughter with Polly. He died on 20 January 1883, in Scott, Scott, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Borodino Cemetery, Borodino, Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

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

Patronymic from the personal name Maximilian ( see Max ).

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

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  • Reuben Maxson in household of Benj Merry, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Reuben Maxson in household of Benj Merry, "New York State Census, 1855"

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