Samuel Galpin Jr.

8 January 1738–15 August 1801 (Age 63)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Galpin Jr. was born on 8 January 1738, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Galpin, was 34 and his mother, Ruth Curtiss, was 30. He married Abiah Wheeler in 1757, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 August 1801, in his hometown, at the age of 63.

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Samuel Galpin Jr.
Abiah Wheeler
Marriage: 1757
Samuel Asa Galpin
Ann Galpin
Selluk Galpin
Abraham Galpin
Curtis Galpin
Nathaniel Galpin
Samuel Asa Galpin

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Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 38

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

Age 43

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 49

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a messenger or scullion (in a monastery), from Old French galopin ‘page’, ‘turnspit’, from galoper ‘to gallop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Saml Jr Galpin, "United States Census, 1800"
  • 1762-Indexed birth record for Sillice Or Sillico Galpin, son of Samuel Galpin, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Samuel Galpin in entry for Curtiss Galpin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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