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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Reuben Slater
Mary Terry
Marriage: 9 May 1743
Sarah Slater
Phebe Slater
Reuben Slater
Mary Slater
Benjamin Slater
Rachel Slater
Elizabeth Slater
Joel Slater
James Slater
Sherrod Slater

Spouse and Children

9 May 1743
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (2)


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.

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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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