Elizabeth Sears

Female27 August 1733–13 June 1828

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Sears was born on 27 August 1733, in Hopkinton, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Sears, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Gorham Howes, was 33. She married William Norcott IV on 5 October 1753, in Middletown, Mattabeset, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 13 June 1828, at the age of 94.

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William Norcott IV
Elizabeth Sears
Marriage: 5 October 1753
Reuben Norcott
Ruth Norcott
Sarah Norcott
Abner Norcott
Hannah Norcott
Ephraim Norcott

Sources (15)

  • Bette Sears Norcott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bette in entry for Reuben Norcott, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • findagrave

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1753Middletown, Mattabeset, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America

    Age 30

    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

    1772 · The Gaspee Affair

    Age 39

    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair ‘son of Saoghar’, a borrowing in Anglo-Norman Ireland of the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Saher, Seier (Old French Seheri), from ancient Germanic Sigeheri, Sighari, composed of the elements sig‘victory’ + hari, heri ‘army’. See Sayer 5.

    English: variant of Sayers .

    Americanized form of French (or French Canadian) Cyr and French Saint-Cyr (see St. Cyr ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.

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

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