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
Jemima Thompson
Marriage: 4 September 1774
Gideon Bulls Taft
Synthia Taft
Otis Taft
Phineas Taft
David Taft
Mary Susan Taft
Crispin Taft

Spouse and Children

4 September 1774
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


+2 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (6)


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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