Mehitable Stowe

about 1799–
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mehitable

When Mehitable Stowe was born about 1799, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eliakim Stowe, was 31 and her mother, Mehitable Sweeney, was 24. 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

Spouse and Children

4 November 1823
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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

Age 3

"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

Age 31

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Suffolk, so called from Old English stōw, a word akin to stoc ( see Stoke ), with the specialized meaning ‘meeting place’, frequently referring to a holy place or church. 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.2 Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mehitable R Fairbanks in household of David J Fairbanks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mahitable B Fairbanks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahetabel Fairbanks in household of Samuel J Buel, "United States Census, 1900"

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