Elizabeth Child

24 March 1765–
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Child was born on 24 March 1765, in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eleazar Child, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Green, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Eleazar Child
1737–1770
Elizabeth Green
1742–
Sabrina "Sabra" Child
1763–1844
Thankful Child
1763–
Dorothy Child
1763–
Elizabeth Child
1765–

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World Events (8)

1776
Age 11
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 16
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 35
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:nickname from Middle English child ‘child, infant’ (Old English cild), in various possible applications. The word is found in Old English as a byname, and in Middle English as a widely used affectionate term of address. It was also used as a term of status for a young man of noble birth, although the exact meaning is not clear; in the 13th and 14th centuries it was a technical term used of a young noble awaiting elevation to the knighthood. In other cases it may have been applied as a byname to a youth considerably younger than his brothers or to one who was a minor on the death of his father.in Kent, possibly a topographic name from Old English cielde ‘spring (water)’, a rare word derived from c(e)ald ‘cold’.

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

Possible Related Names

Barnes
Chill
Childs
Chilton
Bambino
Chilson
Fairchild
Childers

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