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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Sergeant Justus Bristol
Sarah Hawkins
Truman Bristol
Esther Bristol
Molly Bristol
Enoch Justus Bristol
Justus Bristol
Betsy Bristol
John Bristol
Mercy Bristol

Parents and Siblings

    Sergeant Justus Bristol





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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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