Hannah Root

about 1770–10 December 1847 (Age 77)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Hannah

Hannah Root was born about 1770, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of Joseph Root. She married Moses Hills about 1790, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 10 December 1847, at the age of 77.

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Moses Hills
Hannah Root
Marriage: about 1790
Martha Hills
Edwin L Hills
Edwin Langdon Hills
Belinda Hills

Spouse and Children

about 1790
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States



    Edwin L Hills


    Edwin Langdon Hills



Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Root




+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

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

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