Mehitable Stowe

Brief Life History of Mehitable

When Mehitable Stowe was born about 1799, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eliakim Stowe, was 32 and her mother, Mehitable Sweeney, was 25. She married David Fairbank on 4 November 1823, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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David Fairbank
Mehitable Stowe
Marriage: 4 November 1823
David Fairbank
David James Fairbank
Charlotte A. Fairbank
Agnes Fairbank
Harriet Ann Fairbank
Charles Pierpont Fairbanks
George Edward Fairbank
James Edwin Fairbank

Sources (14)

  • Mehitable R Fairbanks in household of David J Fairbanks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mehitable Stow, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Mehitable Stow in entry for David F Banks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Stow or Stowe, all named with Old English stow ‘place, holy place, assembly place’ (a word akin to stoc; see Stoke ). In a few cases the surname appears to be topographic, denoting someone who lived by a church or monastery, from Middle English stow(e) ‘holy place, church, monastery’. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection.

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 司徒, see Situ .

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

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