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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Nathan Wilbur Eccelston
Harriet Roxie Cook
Marriage: 20 October 1861
Nathan B. Eccleston
Baby Eccleston
Miss Eccleston
Harris Orville Eccleston
Frank Dow Eccleston

Spouse and Children

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


    Nathan B. Eccleston


    Baby Eccleston


    Miss Eccleston


    Harris Orville Eccleston



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World Events (8)


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.

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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