Diantha Cady

1779–6 July 1839 (Age 60)
Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Diantha

When Diantha Cady was born in 1779, in Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jesse Cady, was 29 and her mother, Eunice Ward, was 27. She married Samuel Botsford in 1800, in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 July 1839, in her hometown, at the age of 60, and was buried in Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Botsford
Diantha Cady
Marriage: 1800
William Botsford
Susan Botsford
Lyman Botsford
Betsey M. Botsford
Charles Botsford
Alfred Botsford
Abbie Minerva Botsford

Spouse and Children

Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Cady


    Eunice Ward





    Lucina Cady


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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

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 (Suffolk): probably a variant of Caddy .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Cadé ( see Cade ) or Cadet .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Gäde ( see Gade ), Göde ( see Goede ), or Köthe, all from the medieval personal name Godo.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dyantha (Unknown) Botsford, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Dianthe Botsford, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Antha in entry for Susan Botsford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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