Eliphalet Colt

12 February 1764–from 1851 to 1868 (Age 86)
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eliphalet

When Eliphalet Colt was born on 12 February 1764, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Higley Colt, was 28 and his mother, Mary Tuttle, was 22. He married Chloe Gillette in 1786, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. He died from 1851 to 1868, at the age of 104.

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Eliphalet Colt
Huldah Adams
Marriage: 25 November 1795
Orra Colt
Huldah Colt
Wolcott Colt
Alma Colt
Franklin Colt

Spouse and Children

25 November 1795
Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Orra Colt


    Huldah Colt



    Alma Colt


    Franklin Colt


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World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 17

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.

Age 27

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English colt ‘young ass’, later also ‘young horse’, ‘colt’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after asses and horses, or a nickname for an obstinate or frisky person, from the same word. In northern England colt was a generic term for working horses and asses.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliphalet Colt in entry for Woolcott Colt, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Eliphalet Colt in entry for Alma Colt, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Eliphalet Colt in entry for Huldah Colt, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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