Jemima Tuttle

1755–1809 (Age 53)
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Tuttle was born on 16 June 1755, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Tuttle, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Humiston, was 31. She married Lieut. Seth Blakeslee on 8 December 1772, in Quinnipiac, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She died on 3 March 1809, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Old Cemetery, North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Jemima Tuttle
Lieut. Seth Blakeslee
Marriage: 8 December 1772
Phebe Blakslee
Patience Blakeslee
Abigail Blakeslee
Polly Blakeslee
Seth Blakeslee
Betsey Blakeslee
Sarah Blakeslee
Sally Blakeslee
Content Blakeslee

Spouse & Children

8 December 1772
Quinnipiac, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 21

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

Age 26

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 31

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 and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name þorkell, a contracted form of a name composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in use throughout England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it had been introduced directly by Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence. This surname and its variants are especially common in East Anglia. In Ireland the Old Norse name was adopted as a Gaelic personal name (Thorcall), which generated the surnames McCorkle and Corkill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Chapin, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Lydia in entry for Abigail Bishop, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Jemina in entry for Patience Blackslee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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