Sarah Huntington

19 June 1777–9 September 1849 (Age 72)
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Huntington was born on 19 June 1777, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lieut. Andrew Huntington, was 30 and her mother, Ruth Hyde, was 31. She married Joseph Rockwell in April 1800, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died on 9 September 1849, in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Rockwell
1774–1849
Sarah Huntington
1777–1849
Marriage: April 1800
Azel Rockwell
1801–1877
Ruth Rockwell
1814–1814
Phelura Rockwell
1802–1817
Emily Rockwell
1804–1840
Eunice Hunington Rockwell
1806–1840
Elijah Frink Rockwell
1809–1873
Andrew H. Rockwell
1811–1884
Sarah Ann Rockwell
1816–1835

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
April 1800
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(8)

    Azel Rockwell

    Male1801–1877Male

    Phelura Rockwell

    Female1802–1817Female

    Emily Rockwell

    Female1804–1840Female

    Eunice Hunington Rockwell

    Female1806–1840Female

    Elijah Frink Rockwell

    Male1809–1873Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 4

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

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

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dūn ‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused). A number of bearers of this name may well derive it from Huntingdon, now in Cambridgeshire (formerly the county seat of the old county of Huntingdonshire), which is named from the genitive case of Old English hunta ‘huntsman’, perhaps used as a personal name, + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sally R Caswell in household of Ebenezer Huntington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Huntington Rockwell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah Huntington Rockwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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