Priscilla Bates

1739–
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Priscilla

Priscilla Bates was born in 1739, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. She married Simeon Ellis on 24 March 1760.

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Simeon Ellis
1730–1780
Priscilla Bates
1739–
Marriage: 24 March 1760

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 March 1760
Waterford, Gloucester, N. J.

World Events (3)

1775

Age 36

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 37

"""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

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Bates, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Priscilla Bates, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Priscilla Bates in entry for Simeon Ellis, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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