Titus Beckwith

Male2 November 1776–21 July 1854

Brief Life History of Titus

When Titus Beckwith was born on 2 November 1776, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ruel Beckwith, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Wood, was 31. He married Lucy Chappel on 11 February 1798, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1850. He died on 21 July 1854, at the age of 77, and was buried in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Titus Beckwith
Lucy Chappel
Marriage: 11 February 1798
Ruel Beckwith
William Beckwith
Betsy Beckwith
Daniel Beckwith
Titus Beckwith
Lucy Beckwith
Rebecca G. Beckwith
Mercy Beckwith

Sources (6)

  • Titus Beckwith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Titus Beckwith in entry for Rebecca C Smith, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Titus Beckwith, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1798Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 5

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 5

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 24

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bēce ‘beech’ + Old Norse vithr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).

    History: Most if not all present-day bearers of the surname are probably descended from William Beckwith who held the manor of Beckwith in 1364.

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

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