Penta Walcott

1797–
Union, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of Penta

Penta Walcott was born in 1797, in Union, Knox, Maine, United States. He married Eliza Clarke Standish about 1826, in Warren, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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Penta Walcott
1797–
Eliza Clarke Standish
1805–1850
Marriage: about 1826

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1826
Warren, Lincoln, Maine, United States

World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1803

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 7

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Walcott, Walcot, or Walcote, for example in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, all named in Old English with w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘Welsh’, genitive plural wala ( see Wallace ) + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, i.e. ‘the cottage where the (Welsh-speaking) Britons lived’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Pentey Balcott, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Pinty Walcott, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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