Hannah Benedict

30 August 1739–
Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Benedict was born on 30 August 1739, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Benedict, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Bostwick, was 27. She married David Osborn in 1759, in Connecticut, United States.

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David Osborn
1734–
Hannah Benedict
1739–
Marriage: 1759

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1759
Connecticut, United States

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 37

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

Age 42

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 61

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia ( c.480–550 ), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

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

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