William Beach

Brief Life History of William

When William Beach was born about 1783, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Beach, was 44 and his mother, Maritje Jannetje Houghtailing, was 41.

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Benjamin Beach
1740–1825
Maritje Jannetje Houghtailing
1744–
Johanna Beach
1775–
Christina Beach
1782–
William Beach
1783–
Mary Beach
1785–
Hannah Beach
1789–
William Beach
1776–1857
Hanna Beach
1780–
Henry Beach
1781–1871
Lucy Beach
1783–
Miss Beach
1787–

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    World Events (3)

    1783 · A Free America

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    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

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English beche ‘beech-tree’ (Old English bēce) or Middle English beche ‘stream’ (Old English bæce). Middle English beche may be from Old English bēce ‘beech’ or bæce ‘stream’, and without further evidence it is impossible to distinguish these in Middle English.

    Americanized form of Alsatian and German Bitsch: habitational name from Bitche (German Bitsch) in Alsace and Lorraine, at the foot of the northern slope of the Vosges.

    Americanized form of German (mainly Hesse) Bitsch: unexplained.

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

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