Captain Ezra Doolittle

3 June 1752–5 April 1830 (Age 77)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Ezra

When Captain Ezra Doolittle was born on 3 June 1752, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Doolittle, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Dayton, was 40. He married Sarah Moss on 18 January 1775, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 5 April 1830, in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain Ezra Doolittle
Sarah Moss
Marriage: 18 January 1775
Ezra Doolittle
Sarah Thompson Doolittle
Ezra Doolittle
Anna Doolittle
Sarah Moss Doolittle
Elizabeth Ann Doolittle
Loly Doolittle
Leonard Doolittle
Levi Doolittle Sr
Eunice Doolittle
Matilda Doolittle
Matilda Doolittle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1775Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    Age 24
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 29
    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.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 42
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 2696;2007: 5103; 2010: 6893)English: nickname for a lazy man or an idler, from Middle English do ‘do’ + little ‘little’.

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

    Sources (31)

    • Ezra Doolittle in entry for Sarah Thompson Doolittle, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Early Connecticut Marriages
    • Capt. Ezra in entry for Sarah Doolittle, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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