Zerviah Hart

Female16 December 1728–17 January 1786

Brief Life History of Zerviah

When Zerviah Hart was born on 16 December 1728, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hezekiah Hart, was 44 and her mother, Martha Beckley, was 36. She married John Ellis about 1747, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 17 January 1786, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Beckley Cemetery, Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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David Webster
Zerviah Hart
Marriage: 29 October 1761
Hepzibah Webster
Lydia Webster
John Webster
Selah Webster

Sources (9)

  • Zerviah in entry for Selah Webster, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Zerviah in entry for John Webster, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Zerviah Alllis, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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  • Marriage
    29 October 1761Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 48

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 53

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and North German: nickname from Middle English hert (Old English heorot), Middle Low German hërte, harte ‘hart, stag’, perhaps for a quick-footed or timorous individual.

    German: variant of Hardt 1 and 2. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’.

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

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