Col. Rufus Herrick

13 March 1734–28 January 1811 (Age 76)
Preston City, Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Col. Rufus Herrick was born on 13 March 1734, in Preston City, Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Edward Herrick, was 38 and his mother, Mary Denison, was 33. He married Sarah Gibbs about 1756. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 28 January 1811, in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Smithfield, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Col. Rufus Herrick
1734–1811
Lydia Leonard
1736–1822
Marriage: about 1759
Leonard Herrick
1764–1828
Rufus "John" Herrick
1766–1838
Polly Herrick
1768–1831
James Herrick
1769–1788
Lydia Herrick
1770–1842
Mehitable Herrick
1775–1800
Roswell Herrick
1777–1829
Platt Herrick
1779–1836
Phebe Herrick
1781–1868
Lewis Herrick
1773–1860
Elizabeth Herrick
1780–1820

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1759
Washington, Dutchess, New York, United States
children

(11)

    Leonard Herrick

    Male1764–1828Male

    Rufus "John" Herrick

    Male1766–1838Male

    Female1768–1831Female

    James Herrick

    Male1769–1788Male

    Lydia Herrick

    Female1770–1842Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1695–1775Male

    Mary Denison

    Female1701–1735Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (4)

1776

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 42

New York is the 11th state.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 63

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’.2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + rīc ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry .3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruphus Herrick, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rufus Herrick, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Col Rufus Herrick, "Find A Grave Index"

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