George Peet

1744–6 January 1817 (Age 73)
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of George

When George Peet was born in 1744, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Peet, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Wildman, was 18. He married Ruth Seeley about 1771, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 6 January 1817, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Peet Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Peet
1744–1817
Ruth Seeley
1763–1825
Marriage: about 1771
Reuben Peet
1774–1796
Philo Peet
1779–1826
William Peet
1783–
Samuel Peet
1786–1852
Judson Peet
1793–1821

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1771
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Reuben Peet

    Male1774–1796Male

    Philo Peet

    Male1779–1826Male

    William Peet

    Male1783–Male

    Samuel Peet

    Male1786–1852Male

    Judson Peet

    Male1793–1821Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1751 · County lin change

Age 7

Hartford County to Litchfield County
1776

Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 37

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): from a pet form of the personal name Peter .2 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch pete ‘godfather’, ‘godmother’, or ‘godchild’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Peet, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • George Peet, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • George in entry for Reuben Peet, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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