Robert Ham

22 August 1804–1901 (Age 96)
Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Ham was born on 22 August 1804, in Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Peter Martin Ham, was 41 and his mother, Hanna Spoor, was 36. He married Gertrude Maria Rea on 23 August 1854, in Gallatin, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pine Plains, Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1901, at the age of 97.

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Robert Ham
Gertrude Maria Rea
Marriage: 23 August 1854
Edward Peter Ham

Spouse and Children


    Gertrude Maria Rea


23 August 1854
Gallatin, Columbia, New York, United States


    Edward Peter Ham


Parents and Siblings



    Margaret Ham


    Johannes F. Ham


    Jacob P. Ham


    Jeremias Ham


    Dirck Ham


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 23

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 26

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 (mainly southwestern England): variant spelling of Hamm .2 French: habitational name from any of the various places in northern France (Ardennes, Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Moselle) named with the Germanic word ham ‘meadow in the bend of a river’, ‘water meadow’, ‘flood plain’.3 Dutch: variant of Hamme .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Ham, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Robbert Ham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robbert Ham, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

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