Ebenezer Wedger

Brief Life History of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Wedger was born in 1766, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Widger, was 20 and his mother, Sarah Smith, was 15. He married Lucinda Smith on 8 May 1796, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Wedger
1766–
Lucinda Smith
1775–
Marriage: 8 May 1796
Abigail Wedger
1797–
John Wedger
1798–1850
Sylvia Wedger
1800–1878
Lorey Wedger
1802–
Ebenezer Wedger
1804–

Sources (11)

  • Ebenezer Wedger, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Ebenezer Wedger in entry for Abigail Wedger, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ebenezer Wedger in entry for Ebenezer Wedger, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

World Events (8)

1776

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

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.

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.

Name Meaning

German:

habitational name for someone from any of various places in Bavaria, Austria, and Switzerland named Weng, Wengen or Wangen.

topographic name from South German Wang or Weng denoting a grass-covered slope.

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

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