John Fitzwater

Brief Life History of John

When John Fitzwater was born on 14 January 1782, in Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Fitzwater, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Davis, was 24. He married Peace Rebecca Botsford before 1802, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jerusalem, Yates, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 8 August 1842, in Himrod, Milo, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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John Fitzwater
Peace Rebecca Botsford
Marriage: before 1802
Abigail Ann Fitzwater
John Curtis Fitzwater
George Washington Fitzwater
Thomas Botsford Fitzwater
Hannah Achsah Fitzwater
David Botsford Fitzwater
Sarah Elizabeth Fitzwater
George Washington Fitzwater
Elijah David Fitzwater

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  • John Litzwater, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.


Historical Boundaries: 1784: Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Irish: altered form of Fitzwalter, a patronymic from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Walter , meaning ‘son of Walter’.

History: This is the name of a family of Norman origin, descended from Godfrey, Count of Brionne (died c. 1010). Godfrey's grandson, Richard FitzGilbert, accompanied William the Conqueror and was made Lord of Clare. His great-grandson was Robert FitzWalter, one of the barons who guaranteed the Magna Carta in 1215.

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

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