Elijah Stannard

13 January 1752–23 August 1841 (Age 89)
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Stannard was born on 13 January 1752, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Stannard, was 36 and his mother, Martha Bushnell, was 33. He married Peggy Davol Dee in 1765. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 August 1841, at the age of 89.

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Elijah Stannard
Peggy Davol Dee
Marriage: 1765
Asa Stannard
George Stannard
Justus Stannard
Chloe Stannard
Mercy Stannard
Job Stannard
John Stannard
Wealthy Stannard
William Dee Stannard

Spouse and Children

of Westbrook, Saybrook, Connecticut


+4 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 48

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from the Middle English personal name Stanhard (Old English Stānheard), composed of the elements stān ‘stone’ + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah Stannard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elijah Stannard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elijah Stannard, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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