Samuel C. Hempstead

8 December 1748–10 June 1827 (Age 78)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

5 November 1775
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Joshua Hempstead


    Edward Hempstead


    Robert Hempstead




+7 More Children

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 from any of various places so called, most of which were originally named with Old English hāmstede or hǣmstede ‘homestead’. One Hempstead in Norfolk derives its name from Old English hænep ‘hemp’ + stede ‘place’, while Hempsted in Gloucestershire was originally ‘high homestead’ (Old English hēah + hāmstede).

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

Sources (3)

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

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