Lucretia Hempstead

1776–28 November 1851 (Age 75)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Eldredge Williams
1770–1802
Lucretia Hempstead
1776–1851
Marriage: 4 September 1794
Grace Williams
1795–
Lucy Hempstead Williams
1796–1874
Mary Williams
1798–1878
Amelia Maria Williams
1800–1841
Sophia B Williams
1801–1844
Esther B Williams
1803–1889

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1794
children

(6)

    Grace Williams

    Female1795–Female

    Female1796–1874Female

    Mary Williams

    Female1798–1878Female

    Amelia Maria Williams

    Female1800–1841Female

    Sophia B Williams

    Female1801–1844Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

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 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)

  • Lucretia in entry for Lucy Hempstead Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lucretia Hempstead in entry for Nicholas Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lucretia in entry for Amelia Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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