Sarah Hitchcock

about 1749–6 November 1817 (Age 68)
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Hitchcock was born about 1749, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Nathaniel Hitchcock, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Mansfield, was 43. She married Benoni Atkins on 20 September 1769, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 6 November 1817, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Benoni Atkins
Sarah Hitchcock
Marriage: 20 September 1769
Benoni Atkins
Amy Atkins
Asahel Atkins

Spouse and Children

    Benoni Atkins



20 September 1769
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Benoni Atkins


    Amy Atkins


    Asahel Atkins


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World Events (6)


Age 27

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

Age 32

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 37

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 (mainly southern): from a pet form of Hick , with the Middle English diminutive suffix -cok.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Atkins, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Unknown in entry for Benoni Atkins, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah Hitchcock Atkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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