William Crittenden

9 April 1784–1800 (Age 15)
Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Crittenden was born on 9 April 1784, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Salmon Crittenden, was 45 and his mother, Lucy Griswold, was 30. He died in 1800, in his hometown, at the age of 16, and was buried in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Salmon Crittenden
Lucy Griswold
Beriah Crittenden
William Crittenden
Lenon Crittenden
William Crittenden
Lemon Cruttenden
Horace Crittenden
Rebecca Crittenden
Josiah Griswold Cruttenden

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World Events (6)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 2
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State
Age 4
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 5
George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from Crittenden or from a lost place called Cruttenden in Headcorn (both in Kent). The former is named with the Old English personal name Gūthhere + Old English -ing- denoting association with + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture’.History: The statesman John Jordan Crittenden, who was born near Versailles, KY, in 1787, was of Welsh descent on his father's side. His immigrant ancestor arrived in VA before 1650. His father, a major in the American Revolution, moved from VA to KY and settled in Woodford Co.

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

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  • William Cruttenden, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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