Luke Hanchett

3 February 1738–22 September 1821 (Age 83)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Luke

When Luke Hanchett was born on 3 February 1738, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Hanchett III, was 28 and his mother, Mary Sheldon, was 24. He married Sarah Harmon on 16 October 1766, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 22 September 1821, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Luke Hanchett
Sarah Harmon
Marriage: 16 October 1766
Sarah Hanchett
Luke Hanchett Junior
Daniel Hanchett
Enos Hanchett
Isaac Hanchett
Anne Hanchett
Joseph Thompson Hanchett VI
Eunice Hanchett
Mary Hanchett
Phebe Hanchett
Phebe Hanchett
Lydia Hanchett

Spouse and Children

16 October 1766
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 38

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 43

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (Essex): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Luke Hanchett, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Luke in entry for Isaac, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Luke in entry for Luke, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"

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