Beriah Newton

4 November 1730–
Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Beriah

When Beriah Newton was born on 4 November 1730, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joshua Newton, was 27 and his mother, Mercy Temple, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Newton
1703–1742
Mercy Temple
1700–1743
Beriah Newton
1730–
Zachariah Newton
1732–1736
Mary Morse Newton
1733–1760
Joshua Newton
1734–1774
Abigail Newton
1736–1736
Zachariah Newton
1737–1766
Eunice Newton
1739–
Nathan Newton
1740–1760

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 46

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

Age 46

"""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 51

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: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English nēowe ‘new’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Beriah Newton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Beriah Newton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Beriah Newton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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