Tryphena Kilburn

Brief Life History of Tryphena

When Tryphena Kilburn was born about 1768, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Richard Kilbourn, was 34 and her mother, Mercy Brownson, was 31. She married Owen Swift in 1789, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Owen Swift
Tryphena Kilburn
Marriage: 1789
Clarissa Swift

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    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.


    Post office est. June 22, 1799

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Kilburn (North Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Middlesex). The Yorkshire placename may derive from an Old English personal name Cylla + Old English burna ‘spring, stream’, alternating with Old Norse brunnr ‘well, spring’. The Derbyshire placename derives from an Old English personal name Cylla + Old English burna ‘spring, stream’. The Middlesex placename may derive from Old English cyne ‘royal’, cȳna (genitive plural of ‘cow’), or an Old English personal name Cylla + Old English burna ‘spring, stream’.

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

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