Electa Brewer

7 May 1805–5 February 1896 (Age 90)
Augusta, Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Electa

When Electa Brewer was born on 7 May 1805, in Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, David Brewer, was 39 and her mother, Deborah Hall, was 41. She married Lyman Porter. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Stockbridge, Madison, New York, United States for about 5 years and Augusta, Augusta, Oneida, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died on 5 February 1896, in Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, United States, at the age of 90.

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Lyman Porter
Electa Brewer
Elizabeth E. Brewer

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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle English brewere ‘brewer’ (an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Compare Brewster .English (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere ), a habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France, from Old French bruiere ‘heath’.Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Electa Brewer in household of William Pettis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Electa Brewer, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
    • Electa Brewer, "New York State Census, 1855"

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