Jeremiah Weed

1756–
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Weed was born on 30 December 1756, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Caleb Weed, was 42 and his mother, Martha Peck, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Weed
1714–1801
Martha Peck
1725–1768
Mary Weed
1743–
Jesse Weed
1746–
Elijah Weed
1748–
Grace Weed
1749–1800
Lois Weed
1752–
John Weed
1754–1834
Jeremiah Weed
1756–
Caleb Weed
1759–
Lydea Weed
1762–
Martha Mary Weed
1766–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for an irascible person, from Old English wēd ‘fury’, ‘rage’.2 Americanized form of Dutch Weeda .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Jeremiah Weed, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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