Dorothy Aspenwall

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

James Hotchkiss
1728–1790
Dorothy Aspenwall
1733–
Marriage: about 1745
Mary Hotchkiss
1745–1779
Levi Hotchkiss
1757–
Phebe Hotchkiss
1774–1816
Samuel Hotchkiss
1752–1843
Josiah R. W. Hotchkiss
1755–1833
Ebenezer Hotchkiss
1758–1774
Sarah Hotchkiss
1759–1860
Sarah Hotchkiss
1762–1791
Rebecca Hotchkiss
1764–
David Hotchkiss
1766–1850
Asenath Hotchkiss
1768–1840
James Hotchkiss
1772–1844
Mary Hotchkiss
1776–1820
Ira Hotchkiss
1778–
Charlotte Hotchkiss
1780–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1745
Connecticut, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

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

1 English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Ormskirk, Lancashire called Aspinwall (also Asmall), from an Old English word 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’.2 According to Einar Haugen, the Norwegian family name Asbjørnsen has been assimilated to Aspinwall in America.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

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

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