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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Family Time Line

Samuel C. Hempstead
1748–1827
Lucy Hempstead
1751–1836
Marriage: 5 November 1775
Lucretia Hempstead
1776–1851
Ebenezer Hempstead
1780–
Abigail Hempstead
1782–
Thomas Hempstead
1788–
Samuel C. Hempstead Jr.
1782–1860
Joshua Hempstead
1784–1830
Sally Hempstead
1786–1879
Richard Hempstead
1790–1856

Spouse and Children

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

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Joshua Hempstead

    Male1744–1782Male

    Edward Hempstead

    Male1745–1772Male

    Robert Hempstead

    Male1746–1834Male

    Male1748–1827Male

    Female1750–1820Female

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

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.
1789

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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