Stephen Wetmore

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Moses Wetmore
1700–1739
Margaret Johnson
1700–1744
Moses Wetmore
1723–1739
Mercy Wetmore
1725–
Elizabeth Wetmore
1728–1731
Isaac Wetmore
1730–1739
Reuben Wetmore
1733–1829
Content Wetmore
1735–
Comfort Wetmore
1737–
Stephen Wetmore
1739–

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World Events (6)

1776

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: habitational name from any of various minor places called Wetmore, for example in Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Hereford and Worcester, Wet Moor in Somerset, or Wetmoor Hall Farm in Staffordshire, mostly named with Old English wēt ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + mōr ‘moor’, ‘mashland’, although the first element of Wetmore in Staffordshire is Old English wiht ‘river bend’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Stephen Wetmore, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Stephen Wetmore, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Stephen Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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