Fitch Hurlbut

27 February 1726–4 April 1796 (Age 70)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Fitch

When Fitch Hurlbut was born on 27 February 1726, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Hurlbut, was 42 and his mother, Sibyl Fitch, was 40. He married Jemima Hunn on 14 April 1773, in Newington, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He died on 4 April 1796, in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Fitch Hurlbut
1726–1796
Jemima Hunn
1742–
Marriage: 14 April 1773

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 April 1773Newington, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (4)

    1776
    Age 50
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 50
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 55
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from a medieval game called hurlebatte, which took its name from ‘short battes of a cubit long and a halfe, with pykes of yron, and were tied to a line, that when they were throwne, one might plucke them again’ (1565–73). Compare ‘Pleying at The two hande swerd, at swerd and bokelere, and at two pyked staf, at The hurlebatte’ (about 1450 in MED).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Hurlbert
    Hurlburt
    Hurlbutt

    Sources (4)

    • Frich (Frederick) Hurlburt, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Froderick Frich Hurlburt, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Hurlbut, "Find A Grave Index"

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