Lucy Jewett

Brief Life History of Lucy

When Lucy Jewett was born on 18 September 1790, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Jewett, was 49 and her mother, Rachel Nichols, was 50. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Williard Rufus Davis. She lived in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Williard Rufus Davis
1788–
Lucy Jewett
1790–
Mary Davis
1814–1894
Erastus Davis
1815–1903
Thomas Jewett Davis
1820–

Sources (9)

  • Lucy Davis in household of Warren W Averill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucy in entry for Erastus Davis and Julia A. Gill, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lucy Davis in household of Frederick Averill, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English (northern): from the Middle English female personal name Jouet, Jouot, Juet. This was an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of the Biblical name Judith and also a pet form (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of both Judith and the much commoner female name Julian (from Latin Juliana, a derivative of Julius). See Jew and Julian .

Americanized form of French Jouet or Jouët (see Jouett ) and possibly also of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.

History: This surname is listed along with the variant Jouett in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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