Esther Chatfield

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Chatfield was born on 9 March 1724, in Killingworth, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Chatfield, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Arnold, was 22. She married Gideon Kelsey on 18 April 1744, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 October 1817, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 93.

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Gideon Kelsey
Esther Chatfield
Marriage: 18 April 1744
Asa Kelsey
Abigail Kelsey
Patience Kelsey
Esther Kelsey
Lydia Kelsey
George Kelsey
James Kelsey
Benjamin Kelsey

Sources (20)

  • Ester Chatfield, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ester in entry for Ace Kelcey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ester Chatfield in entry for Gideon Kelcey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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


DLESEX COUNTY was incorporated by an act of the Legislature passed at the May session, 1785, and at that time consisted of six towns. Of these, Mifldletown, Chatham, Haddam, and East Haddam were taken from the county of Hartford, and Saybrook and Killingworth from New London coun

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): habitational name from Chatfields in Sussex, which is named with the Old English personal name Ceatta (probably a variant of Catta) + Old English feld ‘open country’.

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

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