David Lambert DeForest

Male6 February 1804–28 October 1886

Brief Life History of David Lambert

When David Lambert DeForest was born on 6 February 1804, in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Eliud DeForest, was 34 and his mother, Isabel Hoyt, was 35. He married Orilla Rusco about 1825, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 28 October 1886, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Deforest Cemetery, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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David Lambert DeForest
Orilla Rusco
Marriage: about 1825
Serg't John E DeForest
Cyrus Rusco DeForest

Sources (8)

  • David L Deforest, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David L. Deforest, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • David L. in entry for Orrilla Deforest, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    about 1825New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 6

    Post office est. Dec. 19, 1810

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 25

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    Name Meaning

    French: variant, with fused preposition de ‘from’, of the habitational or topographic name Forest . This surname is very rare in France. Compare Deforrest , Defrees , and Defreest .

    History: Isaac Deforest from Leyden in the Netherlands married Sara Dutrieux in New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) in 1641. He was of French origin; his father was from Avesnes in Pas-de-Calais, France. Among Isaac's descendants various altered forms of the surname are found, which are in most cases the same as unrelated names of Dutch origin (see Defrees and De Fries ). However, descendants of one of his sons, Philip, also bear a distinctive altered form of the surname, Defreest .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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