John Fitzwater

14 January 1782–8 August 1842 (Age 60)
Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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 about 1803, in Jerusalem, Yates, New York, 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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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

Children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America
Age 1
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.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution
Age 5
On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 18
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

(1997: 1416;2007: 3003; 2010: 4066)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.

Possible Related Names

Fitz

Sources (1)

  • John Litzwater, "United States Census, 1850"

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