Zerviah Wentworth

4 October 1729–
Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Zerviah

When Zerviah Wentworth was born on 4 October 1729, in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Wentworth, was 31 and her mother, Mehitable Carrier, was 27. She married John Brown on 30 October 1760, in New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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John Brown
1714–1799
Zerviah Wentworth
1729–
Marriage: 30 October 1760
John Brown
1750–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 October 1760
New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(1)

    John Brown

    Male1750–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 47

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

Age 52

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.
1791

Age 62

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter. Compare Winterbottom .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zerviah Wentworth, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Zerviah Wentworth, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Zerviah Wentworth, "Connecticut, Marriages, 1630-1997"

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