Stephen E Waite

11 October 1761–about 1842 (Age 80)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life 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 about 1842, in Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in South Napoli Cemetery, Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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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

Spouse and Children

12 October 1786
White Creek, White Creek, Washington, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 15

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

Age 15

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
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: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter ), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Wait in entry for Delilah Earl, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Stephen Waite, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Stephen Wait in entry for Delilah Earl, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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