Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1804
“To the Memory of JEREMIAH WADSWORTH, Esq. . . . He was born on the 12th of July AD 1743 & died on the 30th of April AD 1804”
Jeremiah Wadsworth was a key player in the American military victory in the Revolution, and later in the challenging process of fashioning a new nation out of 13 separate colonies.
Wadsworth applied his experience as a successful Hartford merchant to securing essential supplies for Continental Army troops and, later in the war, the French allies who joined the fight for independence. He was a leader in securing Connecticut’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution, then went on to represent Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795. Wadsworth was also one of the pioneers of banking, insurance, and manufacturing in the United States.
Learn more about the stories of people buried at the Ancient Burying Ground:
- Reverend Thomas Hooker and Government by the Consent of the People
- Nathaniel Willet and his role in Connecticut’s Witchcraft Trials
- Governor William Leete – Connecticut and New Haven Became One
- John Allyn, securing the Royal Charter and the Charter Oak
- Elizabeth Willson from Hartford as a successful Colonial Business And Commercial Center
- Col. Nathan Payson and Dr. Eliakim Fish, who served in the military in several Colonial Conflicts
- Richard Bernham and Ebenezer Watson in Connecticut’s Run-Up To Rebellion
- Captain Pownal Deming and Moses Dunbar – opposing roles in the American Revolution
- Jeremiah Wadsworth – Creating A New State And Nation
- Learn more about the People of Diverse Races and Ethnic Heritages found at the Ancient Burying Ground