Bethiah Bennett

Female9 April 1755–18 December 1820

Brief Life History of Bethiah

When Bethiah Bennett was born on 9 April 1755, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ephraim Bennett, was 37 and her mother, Ann Baldwin, was 27. She married Henry Fairman on 1 October 1771, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 December 1820, in her hometown, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sandy Hook Cemetery, Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Fairman
Bethiah Bennett
Marriage: 1 October 1771
Ruth Fairman
Richard Fairman
Daniel Fairman
Lucy Fairman
Mary Ann Fairman
Jabez Fairman
Jerusha Fairman

Sources (10)

  • Bethiah Fairman, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Bethiah in entry for Ruth Fairman, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Bethiah Fairman, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1771Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 33

    Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788, the fifth State


    Age 36

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

    German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

    Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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