Nehemiah Peat

11 March 1753–27 March 1813 (Age 60)
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nehemiah

When Nehemiah Peat was born on 11 March 1753, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lieutenant David Peet, was 22 and his mother, Rebecca L. Seeley, was 23. He married Elizabeth Beach on 5 June 1777, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 March 1813, in Huntington, Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Nichols Farm Burial Ground, Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Nehemiah Peat
Elizabeth Beach
Marriage: 5 June 1777
Sarah Peat
Solomon Peat
Nehemiah L. Peet

Spouse and Children

5 June 1777
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 23

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

Age 28

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Northern English: from a short form of Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nehemiah Peet in entry for Bettee Beach, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nehemiah Peet, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Nehemiah Peet, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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