Mercy Bristol

1780–1798 (Age 18)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Bristol was born in 1780, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Sergeant Justus Bristol, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Hawkins, was 41. She lived in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. She died on 22 November 1798, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Sergeant Justus Bristol
1736–1820
Sarah Hawkins
1739–1818
Truman Bristol
1763–1845
Esther Bristol
1767–
Molly Bristol
1781–
Enoch Justus Bristol
1765–1823
Justus Bristol
1774–1872
Betsy Bristol
1776–1847
John Bristol
1777–
Mercy Bristol
1780–1798

Parents and Siblings

    Sergeant Justus Bristol

    Male1736–1820Male

    Female1739–1818Female

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World Events (6)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 1

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 6

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow , respelled to conform to the spelling of the modern place name.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mercy Bristol in household of Remire Bristol, "United States Census, 1850"

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