Timothy Wadhams

15 November 1783–6 September 1839 (Age 55)
Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Wadhams was born on 15 November 1783, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abraham Wadhams, was 27 and his mother, Tryphena Collins, was 26. He married Anna Osborn on 5 May 1836, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. He died on 6 September 1839, in Milton, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Timothy Wadhams
Marcia Denison
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Dolly Eliza Wadhams
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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 5

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 17

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

English (Kent): habitational name from a place identified by Reaney as Wadham in Knowstone, Devon.

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

Sources (3)

  • Timothy Wadhams, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Timothy Wadhams, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Timothy Wadhams, "United States Census, 1830"

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