Southard Hitchcock

about 1816–27 June 1874 (Age 58)
Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Southard

When Southard Hitchcock was born about 1816, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Asa Hitchcock, was 48 and his mother, Hannah Doty, was 37. He married Mrs Southard Hitchcock in 1822, in Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States. He died on 27 June 1874, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Boland Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Southard Hitchcock
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Marriage: 1822

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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 (mainly southern): from a pet form of Hick , with the Middle English diminutive suffix -cok.

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

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Sources (2)

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

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