Peace Rebecca Botsford

9 April 1784–8 June 1866 (Age 82)
Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Peace Rebecca

When Peace Rebecca Botsford was born on 9 April 1784, in Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan J Botsford Jr, was 42 and her mother, Abigail Curtis, was 39. She married John Fitzwater about 1803, in Jerusalem, Yates, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jerusalem, Yates, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died on 8 June 1866, in Potter, Potter, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Potter, Potter, Yates, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fitzwater
1782–1842
Peace Rebecca Botsford
1784–1866
Marriage: about 1803
Abigail Ann Fitzwater
1804–1879
John Curtis Fitzwater
1806–1872
George Washington Fitzwater
1811–1814
Thomas Botsford Fitzwater
1812–1814
Hannah Achsah Fitzwater
1814–1905
David Botsford Fitzwater
1817–1872
Sarah Elizabeth Fitzwater
1819–1915
George Washington Fitzwater
1821–1897
Elijah David Fitzwater
1826–1891

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1803
Jerusalem, Yates, New York, United States
children

(9)

    Abigail Ann Fitzwater

    Female1804–1879Female

    John Curtis Fitzwater

    Male1806–1872Male

    George Washington Fitzwater

    Male1811–1814Male

    Thomas Botsford Fitzwater

    Male1812–1814Male

    Hannah Achsah Fitzwater

    Female1814–1905Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 4

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1808

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Peace Litzwater in household of John Litzwater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Pency Fitzwater in household of Oliver R Hall, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Pece Fitzwater in household of Nathaniel Reech, "New York State Census, 1855"

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