Hannah Wetmore

18 December 1725–14 April 1804 (Age 78)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Wetmore was born on 18 December 1725, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Wetmore, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Hubbard, was 25. She married David Graves on 9 December 1753, in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 14 April 1804, at the age of 78.

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David Graves
Hannah Wetmore
Marriage: 9 December 1753
Timothy Graves
Lewis Graves
Sarah Graves
David Graves
Noadiah Graves
Hannah Graves
Polly Graves
Millea Graves

Spouse and Children

9 December 1753
Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 51

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 56

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 61

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Wetmore, for example in Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Hereford and Worcester, Wet Moor in Somerset, or Wetmoor Hall Farm in Staffordshire, mostly named with Old English wēt ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + mōr ‘moor’, ‘mashland’, although the first element of Wetmore in Staffordshire is Old English wiht ‘river bend’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Wetmore, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hannah in entry for Timothy Grave, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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