Comfort Scott

31 January 1723–24 April 1814 (Age 91)
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Comfort

When Comfort Scott was born on 31 January 1723, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Obadiah Scott, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Buck, was 34. She married Joseph Upson on 13 February 1744. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 24 April 1814, in her hometown, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Upson
Comfort Scott
Marriage: 13 February 1744
Jemima Upson
Ezekial Upson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1744
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    Age 53
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 58
    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.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 71
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’, the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott, possibly also Old Norse Skotr), only certainly attested in northern England.English: variant of Scutt .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Comfort in entry for Ezekiel Upson, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Comfort Scott, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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