Olivet Herrick

23 May 1776–August 1854 (Age 78)
Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Olivet

When Olivet Herrick was born on 23 May 1776, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Isaac Herrick, was 28 and her mother, Olivet Worthington, was 26. She married Jepthah Geer on 19 November 1797, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died in August 1854, at the age of 78, and was buried in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Jepthah Geer
Olivet Herrick
Marriage: 19 November 1797
Olivet Geer
Laura Geer
Jepthah Geer
Eunice H. Geer
Almira Geer
Holliburt W Greer
Thomas Clark Geer
Isaac Sidney Geer
Persis Cook Geer

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19 November 1797
Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

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 5

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 24

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

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’.2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + rīc ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry .3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olivet in entry for Hollebret W. Geer, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Olivet Geer, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Olivet in entry for Alima Geer, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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