Phineas Taft

29 January 1754–6 November 1828 (Age 74)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Taft was born on 29 January 1754, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gideon Taft, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 39. He married Jemima Thompson on 4 September 1774, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1820. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 6 November 1828, in West Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Taft
1754–1828
Jemima Thompson
1752–1837
Marriage: 4 September 1774
Gideon Bulls Taft
1776–1859
Synthia Taft
1780–1877
Otis Taft
1785–1855
Phineas Taft
1790–
David Taft
1777–1812
Mary Susan Taft
1782–1862
Crispin Taft
1793–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1774
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 37

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 40

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name or habitational name from a dialect variant of Old and Middle English toft ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’, also applied to a low hillock where a homestead used to be. Compare Toft .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Phineus Toft, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Phinela Taft, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Phineas Taft, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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