William Wellington

Male29 March 1808–11 August 1890

Brief Life History of William

When William Wellington was born on 29 March 1808, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Wellington Jr, was 38 and his mother, Avis Fiske, was 29. He married Rebecca Josselyn Ames on 1 December 1833, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 11 August 1890, in Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Wellington
Rebecca Josselyn Ames
Marriage: 1 December 1833
Rebecca Wellington
William Rush Wellington
Julia Rebecca Wellington
Sarah Crehore Wellington
Walter Liversidge Wellington

Sources (34)

  • William Willington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Wellington, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • William Wellington, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1833Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 4

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Wellington, in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset, or from Wellington Heath (Herefordshire). All are most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Wēola + -ing- (implying association with) + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

    History: Roger Wellington came to Massachusetts Bay Colony from England in 1636.

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

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