Dorothy Aspenwall

10 November 1733–
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Dorothy

When Dorothy Aspenwall was born on 10 November 1733, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Aaron Aspenwall, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Collins, was 20. She married James Hotchkiss about 1745, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters.

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James Hotchkiss
Dorothy Aspenwall
Marriage: about 1745
Mary Hotchkiss
Levi Hotchkiss
Phebe Hotchkiss
Samuel Hotchkiss
Josiah R. W. Hotchkiss
Ebenezer Hotchkiss
Sarah Hotchkiss
Sarah Hotchkiss
Rebecca Hotchkiss
David Hotchkiss
Asenath Hotchkiss
James Hotchkiss
Mary Hotchkiss
Ira Hotchkiss
Charlotte Hotchkiss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1745Connecticut, United States
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    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    Age 43
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 48
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 61
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 513;2007: 926; 2010: 1169)English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Ormskirk, Lancashire called Aspinwall (also Asmall), named in Old English with æspen ‘growing with aspen trees’ + wæll(a) ‘stream’. There has probably also been some confusion with another Lancashire habitational surname, Aspinhalgh, the second element of which is Old English halh ‘nook’.History: Peter Aspinwall was one of the four thousand Puritans who followed the Pilgrim Fathers to New England in 1630. He settled in Brookline, MA.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Dority Aspenwell, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Dority Aspenwell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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