Hezekiah Knight Hotchkiss

Male9 December 1793–after 1851

Brief Life History of Hezekiah

When Hezekiah Knight Hotchkiss was born on 9 December 1793, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Jared Hotchkiss, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Knight, was 27. He married Lydia G. Mead on 5 January 1813, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ruddell Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died after 1851, in Independence, Arkansas, United States.

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Hezekiah Knight Hotchkiss
Lydia G. Mead
Marriage: 5 January 1813
Mariah Louise Hotchkiss
Hezekiah Hotchkiss
Merril Hotchkiss
Henry Hotchkiss
Jarrard Hotchkiss
about 1827–1860
Merle Hotchkiss
Elizabeth Hotchkiss
Matilda Louise Hotchkiss
Eli Cleveland Hotchkiss Sr.
Lydia C Hotchkiss
Melissa Hotchkiss
Harriet Hotchkiss

Sources (6)

  • H K Hotchkiss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hezekiah K Hotchkiss, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WQ-MVKC?cc=2061549&wc=M7QZ-H29%3A353226101%2C353248501

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1813Roane, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

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

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 7

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 19

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.

    Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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