Samuel C. Hempstead

Male8 December 1748–10 June 1827

Brief Life History of Samuel C.

When Samuel C. Hempstead was born on 8 December 1748, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joshua Hempstead, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Burch, was 25. He married Lucy Hempstead on 5 November 1775, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 June 1827, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hempsted Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel C. Hempstead
Lucy Hempstead
Marriage: 5 November 1775
Lucretia Hempstead
Ebenezer Hempstead
Abigail Hempstead
Thomas Hempstead
Samuel C. Hempstead Jr.
Joshua Hempstead
Sally Hempstead
Richard Hempstead

Sources (8)

  • Samuel Hempstead, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Samuel Hempstead, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", 1827
  • Samuel Hempstead, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1775New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 28

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 33

    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.


    Age 41

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name chiefly from Hempstead in Essex or from either of two places called Hempstead in Norfolk. In Kent the surname is from Hempstead in Gillingham, Hemsted in Benenden, or Hemsted in Lyminge (all Kent). It is unclear whether (Hemel) Hempstead in Hertfordshire or Hempstead in Gloucestershire also lie behind the modern surname. The Essex and Kent placenames may derive from Old English henep ‘hemp’ + stede ‘place’, while the Norfolk and Hertfordshire placenames probably come from Old English hām-stede ‘homestead’. The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English hēah ‘high’ + hām-stede.

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

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