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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James Hotchkiss
Dorothy Aspenwall
Marriage: about 1745
Mary Hotchkiss
Levi Hotchkiss
Phebe Hotchkiss
Samuel Hotchkiss
Josiah R. W. Hotchkiss
Ebenezer Hotchkiss
Sarah Hotchkiss
Sarah Hotchkiss
Rebecca Hotchkiss
David Hotchkiss
Asenath Hotchkiss
James Hotchkiss
Mary Hotchkiss
Ira Hotchkiss
Charlotte Hotchkiss

Spouse and Children

about 1745
Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


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.

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

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