George Peet

Male1744–6 January 1817

Brief Life History 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 registered for military service in 1762. 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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George Peet
Ruth Seeley
Marriage: about 1771
Reuben Peet
Philo Peet
William Peet
Samuel Peet
Judson Peet

Sources (6)

  • George Peet, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • George Peet, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 George Peet

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1771New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1751 · County lin change

    Age 7

    Hartford County to Litchfield County


    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

    English (Lancashire): from a pet form of the personal name Peter .

    Dutch: relationship name or nickname from Middle Dutch pete ‘godfather, godmother’, or ‘godchild’.

    Altered form of French Pitre .

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

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