Lucy A Galpin

Brief Life History of Lucy A

When Lucy A Galpin was born on 17 March 1795, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Galpin, was 35 and her mother, Jemima Blakeslee, was 20. She married Elisha Rockwell on 24 September 1816. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Rockwell
1790–1831
Lucy A Galpin
1795–
Marriage: 24 September 1816
James Joshua Rockwell
1817–1821
Cornelia B Rockwell
1819–1897
Luzern Alverson Rockwell
1822–1822
James Luzerne ROCKWELL
1828–1917

Sources (6)

  • Lucy Galpin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lucy A. Galpin in entry for James Luzerne Rockwell, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • Lucy Ann Galpin in entry for James Luzerne Rockwell, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset, of Norman origin): nickname from Old French galopin, galpin, apparently a diminutive of the Old French noun galop or the base of the verb galoper, and therefore denoting ‘one who gallops’. It may have been used of a gentleman who habitually rode his horse at a gallop or of a professional rider or messenger. The noun galopin is recorded only in Modern French, with the sense ‘errand boy’, and in modern English (late 16th century) with the unexpected sense ‘kitchen boy, turnspit’ but perhaps also ‘errand boy, page boy’. However, medieval bearers of the English surname were men of property, indicating that galopin was originally used of men with a considerably higher status than an errand boy.

French: variant of Galopin or Galpin, with the same sense as 1 above.

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

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