Elizabeth Root

about 1737–1789 (Age 52)
Kensington, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Root was born about 1737, in Kensington, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Thomas Root, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Sophronia "Sally" Dudley, was 37. She married William Hubbard on 8 December 1756, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1789, in Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 52.

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William Hubbard
Elizabeth Root
Marriage: 8 December 1756
Harlow Hubbard
Elizabeth Hubbard
Hiram Hubbard
Herman Hubbard
Moses Hubbard
Samuel Hubbard
William Hubbard Jr
Anna Hubbard

Spouse and Children

    William Hubbard



8 December 1756
Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Harlow Hubbard


    Elizabeth Hubbard


    Hiram Hubbard


    Herman Hubbard


    Moses Hubbard


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World Events (4)


Age 39

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

Age 39

"""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 · The First Constitution

Age 44

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Root in entry for William Hubbard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elizabeth Root, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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