Oratus Very

Male2 April 1814–26 June 1863

Brief Life History of Oratus

When Oratus Very was born on 2 April 1814, in Westport, Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Daniel Verry, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Cleveland, was 29. He married Minerva Buffum on 3 March 1836, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. He lived in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 June 1863, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oratus Very
1814–1863
Minerva Buffum
1816–
Marriage: 3 March 1836

Sources (7)

  • Oratus Vary, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oratus Very, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Oratus Varry, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1836Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 6

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 16

    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

    1 English: see Verey .

    2 Irish: see McVerry .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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