Lucy Hempstead

6 October 1751–22 February 1836 (Age 84)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Hempstead was born on 6 October 1751, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lt. Stephen Hempstead, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Holt, was 34. She married Samuel C. 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. She died on 22 February 1836, at the age of 84, and was buried in 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

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 30

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 49

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: 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)

  • Lucy Hempstead, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"
  • Lucy Ghempstead, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lucy Hempstead, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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