When Jacob Root III was born on 28 July 1716, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jacob Root Jr, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Goodale, was 29. He married Lucy Burnham on 14 October 1746, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 March 1795, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 78.
English: perhaps a nickname for a cheerful person, from an unrecorded Middle English rote (Old English rōt) ‘glad, cheerful’.
English: from Middle English rote, route, rotte ‘rote’ (of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth), perhaps used for a player of the medieval stringed instrument, a kind of harp or fiddle. Compare Rutter .
English: perhaps a habitational name from Wroot (Lincolnshire), from Old English wrōt ‘snout, spur of land’.
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