Caleb Andrus Finch

about 1802–2 April 1843 (Age 41)
Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Caleb Andrus

When Caleb Andrus Finch was born about 1802, in Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Finch, was 17 and his mother, Mary Andrews, was 26. He married Sally on 27 March 1826. He died on 2 April 1843, in his hometown, at the age of 41.

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Caleb Andrus Finch
Marriage: 27 March 1826

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27 March 1826

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World Events (3)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 0

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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  • Caleb Andruss Finch in entry for Sally Lines, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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