Luther Gaylord

1810–1879 (Age 69)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Luther

When Luther Gaylord was born in June 1810, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Allen Gaylord, was 31 and his mother, Roxy Durand, was 25. He married Laura Judd on 3 August 1833, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 September 1879, in Prospect, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Gaylord
Laura Judd
Marriage: 3 August 1833
Edson Dwight Gaylord
Augusta Catherine Gaylord
Henry Frank Gaylord
Jane Alin Gaylord

Spouse & Children

  • Male1810–1879Male

  • Laura Judd


3 August 1833
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


  • Edson Dwight Gaylord


  • Female1837–1918Female

  • Henry Frank Gaylord


  • Jane Alin Gaylord


Parents & Siblings

  • Allen Gaylord


  • Female1784–1863Female



World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 19

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Gaillard , associated in particular with the Huguenots.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Luther Gaylord in entry for Augusta Catherine Aldrich, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Luther Gaylord in entry for Edson Dwight Gaylord, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • Luther Gaylord in entry for Catharine Augusta Gaylord, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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