Thankful Harriet Partridge

Brief Life History of Thankful Harriet

When Thankful Harriet Partridge was born on 13 July 1779, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Partridge II, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Stephens, was 37. She married Henderick Pieter Zettel about 1800, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died before 1842.

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Family Time Line

Henderick Pieter Zettel
1772–1832
Thankful Harriet Partridge
1779–1842
Marriage: about 1800
James Henry Settle
1804–1866
Henry Peter Settle Jr
1805–
Sabina Settle
1815–1901
Elizabeth Settle
1818–1902

Sources (2)

  • 1790 United States Federal Census
  • Thankful Patridge in entry for Elizabeth Clink, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

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

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.

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 Middle English partriche, pertriche, partrige, partrick, patrich ‘partridge’ (Old French pertriz, Anglo-Norman French partriz), either a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of the bird or a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to it. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 17th century. In North America, this surname has probably absorbed some cases of other European surnames with the same meaning, e.g. Italian Pernice .

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

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Story Highlight

From History of McLean County, IL by Jacob Hasbrouck, written in 1924

William Henry’s parents are James Settle, son of Henrich Pieter Zettle (Born in 1772 in Schenectady, NY, a carpenter and prize fighter) and Thankful Partridge (Born 1779, Pennsylvania Dutch). From t …

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