Jonathan Odie Close

Male6 December 1768–30 April 1812

Brief Life History of Jonathan Odie

When Jonathan Odie Close was born on 6 December 1768, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt Odel Close, was 30 and his mother, Bethia Reynolds, was 26. He married Mary Mead about 1792, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 April 1812, in his hometown, at the age of 43, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Odie Close
Mary Mead
Marriage: about 1792
William Close
Jonathan A. Close
Horace Close
Elizabeth Close
Gilbert Close
Lockwood R. Close

Sources (5)

  • Jonathan Close, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jonathan in entry for Rebecca Close, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jonathan Close, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    about 1792Connecticut, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Post office est. July 26, 1775


    Age 8

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 13

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.

    English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.

    Dutch: variant of Cloos .

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

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