Asenath Willard

6 July 1791–30 December 1866 (Age 75)
Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Asenath

When Asenath Willard was born on 6 July 1791, in Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Oliver Willard, was 32 and her mother, Asenath Newell, was 29. She married Orrin Simpson in May 1814. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 30 December 1866, in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Simpson
Asenath Willard
Marriage: May 1814
Oliver Willard Simpson
Louisa Simpson
Asenath Louisa Simpson
Charles Chesselden Simpson
Olive Philena Simpson

Spouse and Children

    Orrin Simpson



May 1814


    Oliver Willard Simpson


    Asenath Louisa Simpson


    Charles Chesselden Simpson


    Olive Philena Simpson


    Louisa Simpson


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

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.

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 Probably an Americanized form of the German cognate Willhardt ( see Willert ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Aseneth Simpson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Asenath in entry for Olive Philena Simpson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Asenath in entry for Oliver Willard Simpson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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