Reuben Slater

10 July 1705–21 February 1784 (Age 78)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Slater was born on 10 July 1705, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Slater, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Holcomb, was 35. He married Mary Terry on 9 May 1743, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 21 February 1784, in Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Slater
1705–1784
Mary Terry
1724–1798
Marriage: 9 May 1743
Sarah Slater
1740–
Phebe Slater
1744–
Reuben Slater
1746–
Mary Slater
1748–
Benjamin Slater
1750–1811
Rachel Slater
1753–1838
Elizabeth Slater
1755–
Joel Slater
1757–1799
James Slater
1759–
Sherrod Slater
1761–1846

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 May 1743
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (2)

1776

Age 71

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 76

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a slater, from an agent derivative of Middle English s(c)late ‘slate’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Reuben Slater, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Reuben Slater, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Reuben Slater, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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