Ann York

about 1735–1790 (Age 55)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ann

When Ann York was born about 1735, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Stanton York, was 29 and her mother, Jemima Shaw, was 24. She married John Gavitt on 19 April 1758, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. She died in 1790, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John Gavitt
1736–1779
Ann York
1735–1790
Marriage: 19 April 1758

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 April 1758
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 41

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 45

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England, or perhaps in some cases a regional name from the county of Yorkshire. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the British name Eburacum, which probably meant ‘yewtree place’. This was altered by folk etymology into Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers in the area, who altered it back to opacity in the form Iorvík and eventually Iork, in which form it finally settled by the 13th century. The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Anna York, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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