Truman Bristol

3 April 1763–12 October 1845 (Age 82)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Truman

When Truman Bristol was born on 3 April 1763, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Sergeant Justus Bristol, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Hawkins, was 23. He married Mary Polly Beecher on 26 November 1789, in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 October 1845, in Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in New Preston, Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Truman Bristol
1763–1845
Betsey B. Thompson
1773–1863
Marriage: 18 June 1801
Polly Bristol
1802–1850
Sylvania Bristol
1804–1897
Thompson Bristol
1806–1867
Abel Bristol
1808–1876
Cynde Bristol
1810–
Maria Bristol
1817–1846

Spouse and Children

    Male1763–1845Male

    Betsey B. Thompson

    Female1773–1863Female

MARRIAGE
18 June 1801
Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(6)

    Polly Bristol

    Female1802–1850Female

    Sylvania Bristol

    Female1804–1897Female

    Thompson Bristol

    Male1806–1867Male

    Abel Bristol

    Male1808–1876Male

    Cynde Bristol

    Female1810–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Sergeant Justus Bristol

    Male1736–1820Male

    Female1739–1818Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

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

Age 18

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow , respelled to conform to the spelling of the modern place name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas in entry for Polly Bristol, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Truman in entry for Thompson Bristoll, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Truman Bristoll in entry for Cyrus Bristoll, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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