Obadiah Walston

Male27 July 1774–19 June 1868

Brief Life History of Obadiah

Obadiah Walston was born on 27 July 1774, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America as the son of Thomas Walstone and Mary Cook. He married Hulda Cook on 29 May 1793, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 June 1868, in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 93.

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Obadiah Walston
Hulda Cook
Marriage: 29 May 1793
William Obadiah Walston
Electa Walston
Rufus Walston
Beulah Walston

Sources (7)

  • Obediah Walston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Obadiah Walston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Obadiah Wallstone, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1793Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 17

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 26

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name perhaps from Walsden (Yorkshire, formerly in Lancashire). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Walsa, Wæls, or Walh (genitive Wales) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

    Scottish: habitational name from Walston Lanarkshire. The placename is from Scots wall ‘well’, with a connecting or perhaps plural -s-, + toun ‘farm, village’.

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

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