Obadiah Walston

27 July 1774–19 June 1868 (Age 93)
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Obadiah

When Obadiah Walston was born on 27 July 1774, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Waldstone, was 44 and his mother, Mary Cook, was 29. 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

Spouse and Children

29 May 1793
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


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+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 from Walsden, a place in West Yorkshire, which is probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Walsa, + denu ‘valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Obadish Walston in entry for Rufus Walston, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Obadiah Walston, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Obed Walston in entry for Electa Bradley, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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