James Tiffany

about 1706–
Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of James

When James Tiffany was born about 1706, in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Ebenezer Tiffany, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Tiffany
1678–1747
Elizabeth
1678–1749
Ebenezar Tiffany
1695–1723
James Tiffany
1706–
Hezekiah Tiffany
1697–1779
Catherine Tiffany
1699–1789
Elizabeth Tiffing
1700–
Ebenezer Tiffiny
1702–1753
Seth ( twin) Tiffany
1704–1743
Ephraim Tiffany
1704–1771
Sarah Tiffany
1707–1743
William Tiffany
1710–1728

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 70

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 70

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 70

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from the medieval female personal name Tiffania (Old French Tiphaine, from Greek Theophania, a compound of theos ‘God’ + phainein ‘to appear’). This name was often given to girls born around the feast of Epiphany. Compare Italian Bifano , which is named for the same feast.

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

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