Esther Gillette

7 February 1775–19 September 1854 (Age 79)
South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Esther

When Esther Gillette was born on 7 February 1775, in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Gillett, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Bradford Steele, was 34. She married Samuel Terry about 1797. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died on 19 September 1854, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel Terry
Esther Gillette
Marriage: about 1797
Samuel Terry Steele
William Terry
Esther Gillett Terry
Ralph Ensign Terry
John Burnham Terry
Theodore Terry
Hannah M. Terry
Edward Terry
Milo Terry
Franklin Kellogg Terry

Spouse and Children

about 1797


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 6

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 25

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

1 English: from a feminine form of Gillett 1.2 French: variant spelling of Gillet .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Esther Terry in household of Samuel Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Esther in entry for Esther G. Terry, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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