Lucy Hempstead

Female6 October 1751–22 February 1836

Brief Life History 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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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 (7)

  • Lucy Hempstead, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"
  • Lucy Ghempstead, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lucy 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 (9)

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    World Events (6)


    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 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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