George Peet

Brief Life History of George

When George Peet was born in March 1744, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Peet, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Wildman, was 17. He married Ruth Seeley about 1771, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He registered for military service in 1762. He died on 6 January 1817, in North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, 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
William Peet
Samuel Peet
Judson Peet

Sources (6)

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

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World Events (7)

1751 · County lin change

Hartford County to Litchfield County


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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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