Mary Wetmore

29 April 1725–
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wetmore was born on 29 April 1725, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ebenezer Savage Wetmore, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Cornwell, was 27. She married Jacob Dowd on 1 December 1745. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters.

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Jacob Dowd
Mary Wetmore
Marriage: 1 December 1745
Mary Doud
Dinah Dowd
Eunice Dowd
Jacob Doud
Jesse Graham Doud
Elizabeth Doud
John Doud
Elizabeth Doud VI
Honor Dowd
Samuel M Doud

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Dowd



1 December 1745


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 51

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

Age 56

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 61

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Wetmore, for example in Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Hereford and Worcester, Wet Moor in Somerset, or Wetmoor Hall Farm in Staffordshire, mostly named with Old English wēt ‘wet’, ‘damp’ + mōr ‘moor’, ‘mashland’, although the first element of Wetmore in Staffordshire is Old English wiht ‘river bend’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Mary Dowd, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary in entry for Elizabeth Doud, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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