Bethiah Garnzey

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

The Life Summary 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 Ezekiel Johnson Sr on 6 March 1770, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. 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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Ezekiel Johnson Sr
Bethiah Garnzey
Marriage: 6 March 1770
Ezekiel Johnson Jr.

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  • Marriage
    6 March 1770Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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:of Norman origin, probably a habitational name from Great Gornhay, in Tiverton (Devon). The placename denotes the enclosed land (Old English (ge)hæg) of a man named with the Old English personal name Gārmund (see Garman ).perhaps also a habitational name from Guernsey (Channel Islands), but evidence is needed to substantiate this. See also Guernsey .

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

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    Brief Sketch

    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 (42)

    • (1754) Bethiah Garnzey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • 1830 United States Federal Census
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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