Bethiah Garnzey

12 February 1754–7 May 1842 (Age 88)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Bethiah

When Bethiah Garnzey was born on 12 February 1754, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Seth Garnsey Jr, was 21 and her mother, Bethiah Lee, was 21. She married Jonathan King on 1 January 1776, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She died on 7 May 1842, in Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Age 22

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

Age 22

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 27

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English:1. Norman habitational name for someone from Germisay in Haut-Marne, France. 2. habitational name from Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

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

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Ezekiel Johnson Ezekiel Johnson, son of Ezekiel and Beshia Gurnsey was born Jan. 12, 1776 at Uxbridge, Mass. He died January 13, 1884. He married Julia Hills January 12, 1801. Julia Hills was the …

Sources (3)

  • Bethiah Garnzey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • (1842) Bethia Guernsey King, "Find A Grave Index"
  • (1754) Bethiah Garnzey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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