John Fitzwater

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

The Life 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

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

    George Fitzwater

    Male1759–1841Male

    Hannah Davis

    Female1758–1833Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1782–1842Male

    Sarah Fitzwater

    Female1786–1858Female

    George Fitzwater

    Male1789–1869Male

    Hannah Fitzwater

    Female1794–1869Female

    Thomas Fitzwater

    Male1794–1886Male

+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

Irish: altered spelling of the Anglo-Norman French patronymic Fitzwalter ‘son of Walter’ ( see Walter ). Compare Fitzgerald .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • John Litzwater, "United States Census, 1850"

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