William Hawley Bennett

1783–
Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William Hawley

When William Hawley Bennett was born on 15 June 1783, in Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Bennett, was 26 and his mother, Abigail, was 22.

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Samuel Bennett
1757–
Abigail
1761–
William Hawley Bennett
1783–
Clarissa Bennett
1790–
Willis Bennett
1792–
Henry Bennett
1795–

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 5

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: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict .

Possible Related Names

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

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