Gershom Tuttle

11 August 1714–13 August 1777 (Age 63)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Gershom

When Gershom Tuttle was born on 11 August 1714, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Deacon Timothy Tuttle, was 31 and his mother, Thankful Doolittle, was 26. He married Lois Allis on 17 October 1737, in Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 August 1777, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Gershom Tuttle
Lois Allis
Marriage: 17 October 1737
Gershom Tuttle
Oliver Tuttle
Eunice Tuttle
Hannah Tuttle
Samuel Tuttle
Huldah Tuttle
Lois Tuttle

Spouse and Children

17 October 1737
Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)


Age 62

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 62

New Hampshire is 9th state.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name þorkell, a contracted form of a name composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in use throughout England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it had been introduced directly by Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence. This surname and its variants are especially common in East Anglia. In Ireland the Old Norse name was adopted as a Gaelic personal name (Thorcall), which generated the surnames McCorkle and Corkill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • E G in entry for Lois Tuttle, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • E G in entry for Lois Tuttle, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Gershom Tuttle, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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