Southard Hitchcock

Maleabout 1816–27 June 1874

Brief Life History of Southard

When Southard Hitchcock was born about 1816, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Asa Hitchcock, was 50 and his mother, Hannah Doty, was 38. He married Mrs Southard Hitchcock in 1822, in Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States. He died on 27 June 1874, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Boland Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Southard Hitchcock
Jane Ann Morehouse
Marriage: 20 June 1859

Sources (2)

  • Southard Hitchcock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Southard Hitchcock, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    20 June 1859
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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 13

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 16

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Hitch , a pet form of Richard , with the Middle English diminutive suffix -cok. Compare Heacock .

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

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