Hezekiah Knight Hotchkiss

9 December 1793–after 1851 (Age 57)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary 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, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Knight Hotchkiss
1793–1851
Lydia G. Mead
1792–1850
Marriage: 5 January 1813
Mariah Louise Hotchkiss
1815–1877
Hezekiah Hotchkiss
1817–1852
Merril Hotchkiss
1821–
Henry Hotchkiss
1826–
Jarrard Hotchkiss
about 1827–1860
Merle Hotchkiss
1828–
Elizabeth Hotchkiss
1817–1875
Matilda Louise Hotchkiss
1819–1884
Eli Cleveland Hotchkiss Sr.
1829–1863
Lydia C Hotchkiss
1830–1860
Melissa Hotchkiss
1832–1857
Harriet Hotchkiss
1836–

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.
    1812
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Knights
    McKnight

    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

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