Billa Thorp

1779–1865 (Age 86)
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Billa

When Billa Thorp was born in 1779, his father, Jacob Thorp, was 34 and his mother, Eunice Bishop, was 31. He married Polly Moulthrop on 6 September 1800, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 April 1865, at the age of 86, and was buried in New Center Cemetery, North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billa Thorp
1779–1865
Polly Moulthrop
1781–
Marriage: 6 September 1800
Beda Thorpe
1801–1805
Bedy Thorp
1801–1805
Eunetia Thorp
1803–
William Darius Thorpe
1807–
Bedy Rocksyna Thorp
1810–
Dennis Thorpe
1813–1900
Polly Delight Thorp
1816–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1779–1865Male

  • Polly Moulthrop

    Female1781–Female

MARRIAGE
6 September 1800
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

  • Beda Thorpe

    Female1801–1805Female

  • Bedy Thorp

    Male1801–1805Male

  • Eunetia Thorp

    Female1803–Female

  • William Darius Thorpe

    Male1807–Male

  • Bedy Rocksyna Thorp

    Male1810–Male

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

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 2

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 23

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Thorpe .2 Scandinavian: variant of Torp .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Billa in entry for Bedy Thorp, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Billa in entry for Bedy Rocksyna Thorp, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Billa in entry for Eunetia Thorp, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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