Rhoda Cruttenden

21 September 1776–before 1860 (Age 83)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Cruttenden was born on 21 September 1776, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Timothy Cruttenden, was 29 and her mother, Huldah Adams, was 33. She married John Sprague on 4 January 1797, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1860, at the age of 82.

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John Sprague
Rhoda Cruttenden
Marriage: 4 January 1797
Timothy Sprague
William Crittenden Sprague
John Sprague
Julia Sprague
Franklin Sprague

Spouse and Children

4 January 1797
Connecticut, United States


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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 15

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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 Crittenden in Kent, which is named with the Old English personal name Gēðhere + Old English -ing- denoting association with + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Cruttenden, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Rhoda Cruttenden, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rhoda Crittenden - Published information: birth: 21 September 1776; Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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