Mehitable Triby

Brief Life History of Mehitable

When Mehitable Triby was born in 1757, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Peter Treby, was 38 and her mother, Susannah Church, was 38. She married Benjamin Church on 5 March 1778, in Holland, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 May 1804, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Common Ground Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Benjamin Church
Mehitable Triby
Marriage: 5 March 1778
William Church
Charles Church
Mehitable T Church
Benjamin Church
Samuel Church
Isaac Church
Mary P Church
Martha L Church
Susanna Church
Robert L. Church
George Benjamin Church
Charles Church

Sources (23)

  • Mehitable Triby, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mehitable Treby Church, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mehetable Treby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (7)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.


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

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Oxfordshire): probably a shortened form of Truebody, a nickname from Middle English treu(e), trew(e), trow(e), tru(e) ‘faithful, loyal’ (Old English trēow) + bod(d)i ‘body, person’ (Old English bodig). Compare Trueman , Trueblood .

South German (Trüby): probably a nickname from Middle High German trüebe ‘dark, sad, troubled’.

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

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