James Hotchkiss

13 January 1728–19 February 1790 (Age 62)
East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James Hotchkiss was born on 13 January 1728, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Hotchkiss III, was 45 and his mother, Mary Shepard, was 53. He married Dorothy Aspenwall about 1745, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 19 February 1790, in Benson, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

James Hotchkiss
1728–1790
Dorothy Aspenwall
1733–
Marriage: about 1745
Mary Hotchkiss
1745–1779
Levi Hotchkiss
1757–
Phebe Hotchkiss
1774–1816
Samuel Hotchkiss
1752–1843
Josiah R. W. Hotchkiss
1755–1833
Ebenezer Hotchkiss
1758–1774
Sarah Hotchkiss
1759–1860
Sarah Hotchkiss
1762–1791
Rebecca Hotchkiss
1764–
David Hotchkiss
1766–1850
Asenath Hotchkiss
1768–1840
James Hotchkiss
1772–1844
Mary Hotchkiss
1776–1820
Ira Hotchkiss
1778–
Charlotte Hotchkiss
1780–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1745
Connecticut, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 48

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 48

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 53

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hodgkin, a pet form of Hodge .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Hotchkis, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • James Hotchkis, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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