Elijah Rood Jr.

1775–1840 (Age 64)
Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Rood Jr. was born on 20 June 1775, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Rood, was 26 and his mother, Martha Stephens, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Sarah W. Sutliff. He died in 1840, at the age of 65.

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Elijah Rood Jr.
Sarah W. Sutliff
Henderson Rood
Martha Rood

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  • Male1800–1875Male

  • Martha Rood


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 6

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.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 19

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for someone with red hair, from Middle Dutch ro(e)de ‘red’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Elijah Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elijah Rood, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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