Pamelia Westcott

30 August 1805–1902 (Age 96)
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Pamelia

When Pamelia Westcott was born on 30 August 1805, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Wescott, was 41 and her mother, Eunice Betts, was 41. She married Gideon Scofield on 28 October 1824, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1870 and Castile, Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1900. She died in 1902, at the age of 97, and was buried in Castile, Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Scofield
Pamelia Westcott
Marriage: 28 October 1824
Louisa Scofield

Spouse and Children

28 October 1824
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Eunice Betts




    Harriet Westcott


    Harvey Westcott


    David Wescott


    Aurelia Westcott



World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 24

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 27

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from any of various minor places named with Old English west ‘west’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, for example Westcott in Surrey, Westcot in Berkshire, or Westcote in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, and Warwickshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pamelia Schofield in household of Gideon Schofield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amelia Scofield in household of Gideon Scofield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Pamelia Schofield, "United States Census, 1900"

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