Mehitabel Bryant

1779–1869 (Age 90)
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Mehitabel

Mehitabel Bryant was born in 1779, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Samuel Bryant and Phebe Dickerson. She married Oliver Rice in 1797. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1869, in Granby, Essex, Vermont, United States, at the age of 90.

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Oliver Rice
Mehitabel Bryant
Marriage: 1797
Anna Rice or Royce
Samuel Bryant Rice
Almira Irena Rice
Abraham Webster Rice
Lorinda Rice
Daniel Rice or Royce

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution
Age 2
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 2
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.
Age 24
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

(1997: 57723;2007: 135970; 2010: 192773)English (of Norman origin): from the Celtic personal name Brian (from brigo- ‘high’ + the suffix -ant-), with excrescent -t. Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066. They went on to settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish form Briain (see O'Brien ). The latter had also been borrowed, as Brján, by the Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.Breton: very rare variant of Briant (see Briand ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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Sources (15)

  • Mehitable in entry for Anna Rice, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Mahelabel Rice in household of Abram Rice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mehitabel Rice in household of Abram W Rice, "United States Census, 1860"

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