Bethia Reynolds Close

31 March 1742–17 February 1832 (Age 89)
Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Bethia

When Bethia Reynolds Close was born on 31 March 1742, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Gideon Reynolds, was 36 and her mother, Bethia Horton, was 32. She married Capt Odel Close on 16 December 1756, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 17 February 1832, in her hometown, at the age of 89, and was buried in Close Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt Odel Close
Bethia Reynolds Close
Marriage: 16 December 1756
Odle E. Close Jr
Bethia Close
Gideon Close
Gilbert Close
Jonathan Odie Close
Mary Close
Thompkins Close
Eunice Close
Elizabeth Close
Shadrach Close
Nancy Close

Spouse and Children

16 December 1756
Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 34

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

Age 39

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 47

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Reynold .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bethia Close, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Bethia Close, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Bethia Reynolds Close, "Find A Grave Index"

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