Flora Bartlett

August 1779–October 1837 (Age 58)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Flora

When Flora Bartlett was born in August 1779, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Russell Bartlett, was 25 and her mother, Rachel Taylor, was 25. She married Benjamin Wight in 1797. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in October 1837, at the age of 58.

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Benjamin Wight
Flora Bartlett
Marriage: 1797
George Wight
Delia Lord Wight
Ann Elizabeth Wight
Pamelia Lord Wight
Russel Benjamin Wight
Elijah Worthington Wight
Jabez Wight

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Wight





    George Wight


    Delia Lord Wight


    Ann Elizabeth Wight


    Pamelia Lord Wight


    Russel Benjamin Wight


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

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: from the Middle English personal name Bartlet, a pet form of Bartholomew .

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

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