Reuben Hosford

13 October 1758–10 November 1801 (Age 43)
Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Hosford was born on 13 October 1758, in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Hosford, was 41 and his mother, Mindwell Loomis, was 36. He married Anna Thomas about 1783. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 November 1801, in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Reuben Hosford
Anna Thomas
Marriage: about 1783
Philo Hosford
Alford Hosford
Perley Hosford
Perley Hosford

Spouse and Children


    Anna Thomas


about 1783


    Philo Hosford



    Perley Hosford


    Perley Hosford


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World Events (6)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Horsford . The surname was taken to Ireland in the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Reuben Hosford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Reubin in entry for Anna Hosford, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Reuben in entry for Parley Hosford, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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