Priscilla Metcalf

Female29 July 1759–20 May 1850

Brief Life History of Priscilla

When Priscilla Metcalf was born on 29 July 1759, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Andrew Metcalf, was 22 and her mother, Zerviah Hyde, was 18. She married Samuel Robinson on 9 September 1778, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 20 May 1850, in Village of Oxford, Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Brisben, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Samuel Robinson
Priscilla Metcalf
Marriage: 9 September 1778
John Wallace Robinson
Faith Robinson
Jabez Robinson
Andrew Metcalf Robinson
Dan Hyde Robinson

Sources (8)

  • Priscilla, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Samuel Robinson and Drusilla Priscilla Metcalf in the Early Connecticut Marriages
  • Priscilla Metcalfe, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1778Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 17

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 22

    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.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 24

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): apparently a nickname from Middle English mete ‘meat, food’ + calf ‘calf’, i.e. ‘calf to be fattened up for eating’.

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

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