Chester Fenton

1799–7 July 1807 (Age 8)
Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Chester

When Chester Fenton was born in 1799, in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Francis Fenton III, was 49 and his mother, Chloe Goodell, was 44. He died on 7 July 1807, at the age of 8.

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Family Time Line

Francis Fenton III
1750–1786
Chloe Goodell
1755–
Elizabeth Fenton
1777–1865
Oliver Fenton
1778–1781
Chloe Fenton
1780–1823
Chester Fenton
1782–1783
Phebe Fenton
1783–
Leister Fenton
1786–
Chester Fenton
1799–1807

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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 3

"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."
1803

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta ( see Finnerty ) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna ’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt ( see Fee ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein ( see Funke ).

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

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