Lois Waite

Female1 August 1766–1 April 1844

Brief Life History of Lois

When Lois Waite was born on 1 August 1766, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Wait, was 26 and her mother, Lucia Marvin Griswold, was 20. She married John Parsons on 1 October 1786, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 1 April 1844, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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John Parsons
Lois Waite
Marriage: 1 October 1786
Joanna Parsons
Abigail Parsons
Phebe Parsons
William Parsons
Lucy Parsons
Lydia Parsons
Marshfield Parsons
Richard Waite Parsons
Thomas Griswold Parsons
John Parsons
George Parsons
Elizabeth Parsons

Sources (7)

  • Lois in entry for Thomas G. Parsons, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Lois Wait, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lois Wiate Parsons, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1786Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 15

    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.

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 21

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a watchman, either in a town or castle, from Anglo-Norman French waite ‘watchman, member of the watch’ (of ancient Germanic origin; compare Wachter ). In the Middle Ages the town waits typically combined the functions of watchmen and musicians through being trumpeters or pipers. There may also have been some late confusion with White or Wheat .

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

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