Moses Fargo

1730–6 May 1816 (Age 86)
Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Fargo was born in 1730, in Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Robert Fargo Sr, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Camp, was 30. He married Mercy Turner about 1761, in New London, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 6 May 1816, in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Fargo
Mercy Turner
Marriage: about 1761
Jabez Fargo
Samuel Fargo
Moses Fargo
Thomas Turner Fargo

Spouse and Children

about 1761
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Fargo Sr


    Sarah Camp




+2 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 46

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

Age 51

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 70

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

See Vargo .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Moses Fargo in entry for Moses Fargo, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Moses in entry for Samuel, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Moses in entry for Samuel, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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