Henry Stark Meloy

25 March 1778–8 March 1860 (Age 81)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Henry Stark

When Henry Stark Meloy was born on 25 March 1778, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Edward Meloy, was 43 and his mother, Mary Beecher Parmelee, was 38. He married Ann Dawson on 25 March 1798. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 8 March 1860, in Union, Cazenovia, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Henry Stark Meloy
Ann Dawson
Marriage: 25 March 1798
Harriet Lewis Meloy
Henry Meloy
Frederick William Meloy
Julia Ann Meloy
Grace Amelia Meloy

Spouse and Children

25 March 1798


Parents and Siblings



    Edward Meloy


    John Meloy





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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 3

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 22

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

1 Norwegian (Meløy): habitational name from any of several farmsteads on islands so named, from Old Norse meðal ‘middle’ (or melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’) + øy ‘island’.2 Norwegian (Mjǫløy): habitational name from a farmstead named with mjǫl ‘flour’, ‘sand’ + øy ‘island’.3 Irish: variant of Malloy .

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

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Story Highlight

Henry Meloy

He and his wife lived together 60 years lacking one month. He learned the cooper's trade but became a merchant. In 1807 resided on the Island of Trinidad in W. I. He employed men to make hogsheads wh …

Sources (2)

  • Henry Stark Meloy, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Henry Stark Meloy, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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