Ansel Caswell

13 July 1779–31 December 1813 (Age 34)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ansel

When Ansel Caswell was born on 13 July 1779, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Caswell, was 30 and his mother, Elisabeth Blackman, was 18. He died on 31 December 1813, in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 34.

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George Caswell
Elisabeth Blackman
Ansel Caswell
Charity C Caswell
Betsy Caswell

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

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.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

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.

Age 10

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Dorset, Northamptonshire, and Somerset named Caswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ansel Caswell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions, 1675-1934

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