Nathan Wilbur Eccelston

22 December 1839–11 May 1912 (Age 72)
North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathan Wilbur

When Nathan Wilbur Eccelston was born on 22 December 1839, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Avery Nelson Eccelston, was 33 and his mother, Sally Burton Ray, was 32. He married Harriet Roxie Cook on 20 October 1861, in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 11 May 1912, in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Wilbur Eccelston
1839–1912
Harriet Roxie Cook
1837–
Marriage: 20 October 1861
Nathan B. Eccleston
1863–1863
Baby Eccleston
1864–1870
Miss Eccleston
1866–1870
Harris Orville Eccleston
1866–1931
Frank Dow Eccleston
1872–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1861
Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Nathan B. Eccleston

    Male1863–1863Male

    Baby Eccleston

    Female1864–1870Female

    Miss Eccleston

    Female1866–1870Female

    Harris Orville Eccleston

    Male1866–1931Male

    Male1872–1958Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 9

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so named in Cheshire and Lancashire, which get their names from an ancient British word meaning ‘church’ ( see Eccles ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan W Eccleston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nathan W Eccleston in household of Gideon Kinne, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan W Ecclestone, "United States Census, 1900"

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