Samuel Chichester

1 February 1787–2 February 1860 (Age 73)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Chichester was born on 1 February 1787, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abraham Chichester, was 31 and his mother, Mary Arnold, was 29. He married Fannie Sherman on 8 January 1835, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 2 February 1860, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel Chichester
Fannie Sherman
Marriage: 8 January 1835
Maria Chichester
Martha Chichester

Spouse and Children

8 January 1835
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States



    Martha Chichester


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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 1

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Chichester in Sussex, probably named with the Old English personal name Cissa + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort’. (Cissa is attested as the name of a historical person; it is of uncertain etymology.) Alternatively, the first element may be an Old English word cisse ‘gravelly feature’. The name is also established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Chichester, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Chichester, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Samuel Chichester in entry for Fanny Sherman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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