Jabez Wetmore

14 May 1709–
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jabez

When Jabez Wetmore was born on 14 May 1709, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Wetmore, was 53 and his mother, Mary Bacon, was 45. He married Abigail about 1731, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Jabez Wetmore
Marriage: about 1731
Amy Seward Wetmore
Anne Wetmore
Katherine Wetmore or Whitman
Oliver Wetmore
Ira Wetmore

Spouse and Children

about 1731
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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+4 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 67

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

Age 72

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 91

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: 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)

  • Jabez in entry for Catharine or Katharine Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jabez in entry for Amy Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jabez in entry for Ira Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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