Esther Killam

29 January 1749–1797 (Age 47)
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther Killam was born on 29 January 1749, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Phinehas Killam, was 30 and her mother, Thankful Hill, was 27. She married Samuel Hill on 17 December 1769, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1797, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hill
1745–1781
Esther Killam
1749–1797
Marriage: 17 December 1769
Elisha Hill
1771–
Moses Hill
1779–1835
Levi Hill
1777–1814
Esther Killam Hill
1781–1872

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1769Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)

    1776
    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

    (1997: 662;2007: 1179; 2010: 1647)English (mainly Yorkshire): variant of Kilham, a habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland and Yorkshire, so named either from Old English cylnum ‘(at) the kilns’, dative plural of cyln, or from Old English cyln ‘kiln’ or the personal name Cylla + Old Norse holmr ‘small island, water meadow’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

    Sources (5)

    • Esther Killain, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Esther Killam in entry for Samuel Hill, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Esther Killam, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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