Stephen Wetmore

12 January 1739–
Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Stephen

When Stephen Wetmore was born on 12 January 1739, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Moses Wetmore, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Johnson, was 38. He died in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, and was buried in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Moses Wetmore
Margaret Johnson
Moses Wetmore
Mercy Wetmore
Elizabeth Wetmore
Isaac Wetmore
Reuben Wetmore
Content Wetmore
Comfort Wetmore
Stephen Wetmore

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World Events (6)

Age 37
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 42
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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 61
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 (Gloucestershire): habitational name from Wedmore in Somerset, derived from an uncertain initial element + Old English mōr ‘moor’.

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

Sources (5)

  • Stephen Wetmore, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Stephen Wetmore, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Stephen Wetmore, "United States Census, 1800"

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