Phineas Gleason Sr

Brief Life History of Phineas

When Phineas Gleason Sr was born on 30 June 1751, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Simon Gleason, was 37 and his mother, Charity Bellows, was 30. He married Phoebe Johnson in 1787. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1751.

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Phineas Gleason Sr
Phoebe Johnson
Marriage: 1787
Daniel Gleason
Solomon Gleason
David Gleason
Phineas Gleason II
Jeduthan Gleason

Sources (7)

  • Phinehas Gleason, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
  • Phenehas Gleason, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Irish (Waterford): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green, blue, gray’.

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

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