1807–1893 (Age 86)
Sidney, Sidney, Delaware, New York, United States

The Life of Aruby

Aruby was born about 1807, in Sidney, Sidney, Delaware, New York, United States. She married Michael Smith before 1828, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 26 May 1893, in Delaware, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sidney Center, Sidney, Delaware, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Smith
Marriage: before 1828
Seymour R. Smith
Mary A. Smith
Hariet C. Smith
Eunice A. Smith
Susan Smith
Roxa Smith

Spouse & Children

before 1828
New York, United States


  • Seymour R. Smith


  • Mary A. Smith


  • Hariet C. Smith


  • Eunice A. Smith


  • Susan Smith


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

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 23

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

From the vocabulary word for the gemstone (Latin rubinus, from rubeus ‘red’). The name was chiefly common in the late 19th century and up to the middle of the 20th, and is presently enjoying a revival in parts of the English-speaking world.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Ruby Smith in household of Michael Smith, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Aruby Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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