John Starkweather

14 August 1752–26 January 1837 (Age 84)
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Starkweather was born on 14 August 1752, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Starkweather, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Purple, was 29. He married Hannah Stimson Leonard on 25 May 1780, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 26 January 1837, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Preston City, Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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John Starkweather
Hannah Stimson Leonard
Marriage: 25 May 1780
Hannah Starkweather
Leonard Starkweather
Lucinda Starkweather
Samuel S. Starkweather
Mary Starkweather
Erastus Wolcott Starkweather
John Starkweather
George Anson Starkweather
Sophronia Starkweather
David Austin Starkweather

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25 May 1780
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

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 48

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: unexplained. Perhaps a nickname for a stormy-tempered person. Compare Stark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John in entry for David A Starkweather, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John Starkweather, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • John in entry for Samuel Starkweather, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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