Jacob Resseguie

1 June 1752–24 July 1835 (Age 83)
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Resseguie was born on 1 June 1752, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jacob Resseguie, was 32 and his mother, Mary Curtis, was 30. He married Sarah Follett about 1776, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 July 1835, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Resseguie
Sarah Follett
Marriage: about 1776
Betsey Ressequie
Samuel Resseguie
Ralph Resseguie
Alexander Resseguie
Abijah Ressequie

Spouse and Children

about 1776
Connecticut, United States


    Betsey Ressequie


    Samuel Resseguie


    Abijah Ressequie


    Ralph Resseguie


    Alexander Resseguie


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Curtis




World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

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 48

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

French (Huguenot): variant of southern French Resseguier, an occupational name for a sawyer, from an agent derivative of ressa ‘saw’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Rosseguie, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob in entry for Sarah Resseguie, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jacob Resseguie, "Find A Grave Index"

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