Sybil Brewster

4 August 1794–12 December 1856 (Age 62)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sybil

When Sybil Brewster was born on 4 August 1794, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elias Brewster, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Morgan, was 28. She married Appleton Meech on 5 June 1821, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 12 December 1856, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Yantic, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Appleton Meech
Sybil Brewster
Marriage: 5 June 1821
Emily Brewster Meach
George Appleton Meach
James Munroe Meach
Sarah Plumer Meach
William Trumbull Meech
Harriet Meech
Mary Ann Meech

Spouse and Children

    Appleton Meech



5 June 1821
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States


    Emily Brewster Meach


    George Appleton Meach


    James Munroe Meach


    Sarah Plumer Meach


    William Trumbull Meech


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 8

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gybil *Ch in household of Appleton *Ch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sybel Brewster, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Cybil Brewster, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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