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
Betsey B. Thompson
Marriage: 18 June 1801
Polly Bristol
Sylvania Bristol
Thompson Bristol
Abel Bristol
Cynde Bristol
Maria Bristol

Spouse and Children


    Betsey B. Thompson


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


    Polly Bristol


    Sylvania Bristol


    Thompson Bristol


    Abel Bristol


    Cynde Bristol


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Sergeant Justus Bristol





+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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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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