David Ives

13 April 1749–11 December 1815 (Age 66)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of David

When David Ives was born on 13 April 1749, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Ives, was 25 and his mother, Elisabeth Merriam, was 22. He married Dolley Hough on 25 September 1771, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 11 December 1815, at the age of 66, and was buried in Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Ives
Dolley Hough
Marriage: 25 September 1771
Mathew Ives
David Ives
Major Oliver Ives
Fanny Ives
Chauncey Ives
Maj. Roland Ives
Hiram Ives

Spouse and Children

25 September 1771
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America



    David Ives


    Major Oliver Ives




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Hannah Ives




World Events (6)


Age 27

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

Age 27

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 37

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.

Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, īwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

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

Story Highlight

David Ives, Patriot

David Ives and his sister were orphaned in 1753, upon the death of their father David Ives (1723-1753). Their mother Elizabeth Merriam had predeceased their father. David Ives and his sister were bro …

Sources (3)

  • David Ives in entry for Dolle Hough, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • David Ives, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Davis Ives, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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