Stephen E Waite

Male11 October 1761–March 1842

Brief Life History of Stephen E

When Stephen E Waite was born on 11 October 1761, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Reverend William Waite, was 31 and his mother, Mary Nichols, was 29. He married Jemima Babcock on 12 October 1786, in White Creek, White Creek, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died in March 1842, in Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in South Napoli Cemetery, Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen E Waite
Jemima Babcock
Marriage: 12 October 1786
Isaac Waite
Olive Waite
Oliver Waite
Delilah Waite
Sarah Waite
George Benjamin Wait
Anna Waite
Reuben Waite
Virtue Waite
Peleg Waite
James Waite
William Waite

Sources (7)

  • Stephen Waite, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Stephen Wait in entry for Delilah Earl, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Stephen E Waite, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1786White Creek, White Creek, Washington, New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 15

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

    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

    Age 15

    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 22

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a watchman, either in a town or castle, from Anglo-Norman French waite ‘watchman, member of the watch’ (of ancient Germanic origin; compare Wachter ). In the Middle Ages the town waits typically combined the functions of watchmen and musicians through being trumpeters or pipers. There may also have been some late confusion with White or Wheat .

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

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