Rufus Barrows

15 July 1815–after 1880 (Age 64)
Lake Luzerne, Lake Luzerne, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Barrows was born on 15 July 1815, in Lake Luzerne, Lake Luzerne, Warren, New York, United States, his father, Abner Barrows, was 44 and his mother, Lucy Call, was 41. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Charlotte Hayes. He lived in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1875 and Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 65, his occupation is listed as farming in Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States. He died after 1880, at the age of 66.

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 12

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove ( see Barrow 1) or an ancient burial mound ( see Barrow 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus Barrup, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Rufus Borrows, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Rufus Barrows, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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