Faniah Walcott

21 May 1771–
Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Faniah

When Faniah Walcott was born on 21 May 1771, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Benjamin Walcott, was 41 and her mother, Mary Foster, was 41. She married Oliver May on 25 June 1789, in Cumberland, Republic of Vermont. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Cumberland Hill, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1771.

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Oliver May
Faniah Walcott
Marriage: 25 June 1789
Charlotte May
William May
William May
Lucy May
John May
Nancy May
Lucy May
Eliza twin May
Eliza May
Elisha May
John Foster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1789Cumberland, Republic of Vermont
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 5
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    Age 32
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Walcott, Walcot, or Walcote, for example in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, all named in Old English walh ‘foreigner, Briton, serf’ (genitive plural wala) + cot ‘cottage, hut, shelter’ (plural cotu), i.e. ‘the cottage where the (Welsh-speaking) Britons lived’. This name is also frequent in Barbados and Jamaica, when emancipated slaves adopted it from the name of one or other of the sugar plantations owned there by English families called Walcott.History: This surname was in MA from an early date. William Walcott emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in 1637; John Wolcott (1632–1690) is recorded in Springfield, MA.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Faniah Wallcott, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • Fannie May in entry for Nancy May Stuart, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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