Phebe Hillard

about 1739–
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Hillard was born about 1739, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Hillard, was 36 and her mother, Prudence Brown, was 32. She married Elijah Utley on 17 February 1765, in North Stonington Church, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Elijah Utley
Phebe Hillard
Marriage: 17 February 1765
Hannah Utley

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17 February 1765
North Stonington Church, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 37

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

Age 42

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 61

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 English (mainly Wales): possibly a reduced form of Hilliard .2 French: from a derivative (pejorative) of Hilaire, French form of Hillary 1.

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

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