Lucretia Hempstead

Female1776–28 November 1851

Brief Life History of Lucretia

When Lucretia Hempstead was born in 1776, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel C. Hempstead, was 28 and her mother, Lucy Hempstead, was 25. She married Nicholas Eldredge Williams on 4 September 1794. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She died on 28 November 1851, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fish Cemetery, Poquonock Bridge, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Nicholas Eldredge Williams
Lucretia Hempstead
Marriage: 4 September 1794
Grace Williams
Lucy Hempstead Williams
Mary Williams
Amelia Maria Williams
Sophia B Williams
Esther B Williams

Sources (14)

  • Lucretia in entry for Sophia B. Williams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lucretia in entry for Lucy Hempstead Williams, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", 1796
  • Lucretia in entry for Lucy Hempstead Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1794
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 5

    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 24

    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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