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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Billa Thorp
Polly Moulthrop
Marriage: 6 September 1800
Beda Thorpe
Bedy Thorp
Eunetia Thorp
William Darius Thorpe
Bedy Rocksyna Thorp
Dennis Thorpe
Polly Delight Thorp

Spouse & Children

  • Male1779–1865Male

  • Polly Moulthrop


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


  • Beda Thorpe


  • Bedy Thorp


  • Eunetia Thorp


  • William Darius Thorpe


  • Bedy Rocksyna Thorp


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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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