Mabel Squire

17 November 1754–
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mabel

Mabel Squire was born on 17 November 1754, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Ephraim Squire and Abigail. She married Amos Curtis about 1775, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Amos Curtis
1752–1821
Mabel Squire
1754–
Marriage: about 1775
Amos Curtis
1773–
Phineas
1775–
Abigail
1777–
Alvin Curtis
1778–
Phineas Curtiss
1778–
Huldah
1779–
Abigail Curtiss
1780–
Huldah Curtiss
1782–
Alvan
1783–
Shuvall Curtiss
1784–
Alvan Curtiss
1786–
Shubael Curtiss
1781–1845
Amos Curtiss
1786–1869
Electa Ann Curtiss
1794–1857

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1775
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(14)

    Amos Curtis

    Male1773–Male

    Phineas

    Male1775–Male

    Abigail

    Female1777–Female

    Male1778–Male

    Phineas Curtiss

    Male1778–Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 27

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English squyer ‘esquire’, ‘a man belonging to the feudal rank immediately below that of knight’ (from Old French esquier ‘shield bearer’). At first it denoted a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, or by extension any attendant or servant, but by the 14th century the meaning had been generalized, and referred to social status rather than age. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mabel Squire, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mabel Squire, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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