Mabel Squire

Brief Life History of Mabel

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

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Amos Curtis
Mabel Squire
Marriage: about 1775
Amos Curtis
Alvin Curtis
Phineas Curtiss
Abigail Curtiss
Huldah Curtiss
Shuvall Curtiss
Alvan Curtiss
Shubael Curtiss
Amos Curtiss
Electa Curtis

Sources (2)

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

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World Events (8)


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

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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

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, occupational name, or a nickname from Middle English squyer, squer, skier, sker, northern Middle English swire (Old French escuyer, escuier) ‘shield bearer, esquire, personal attendant to a knight; landowner below the rank of knight; young man of gentle birth; household attendant, retainer, page, messenger’. Many early bearers of this name were of modest means and cannot have been members of the gentry; in such cases the name may have been used hyperbolically for a low-ranking servant or as a nickname. 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.

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