Sylvia Albee

12 December 1764–20 January 1842 (Age 77)
Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sylvia

When Sylvia Albee was born on 12 December 1764, in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Capt. Joseph Albee, was 46 and her mother, Ruth Darling, was 38. She married Ephraim Willard on 11 October 1781, in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 11 daughters. She died on 20 January 1842, in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ephraim Willard
Sylvia Albee
Marriage: 11 October 1781
Seth Willard
Ann T. Willard
Lavina Willard
Martha Willard
Altheda Willard
Mary Polly Willard
Sylvia Willard
Tamme Willard
Tassime Willard
Fanny Willard
Aaron Willard
Henry Willard
Harriet Willard
Albert G Willard
Joanna Willard

Spouse and Children

11 October 1781
Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Capt. Joseph Albee


    Ruth Darling




+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 12

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 22

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Alb(e)y, a habitational name from Alby in Norfolk or Ailby in Lincolnshire, both named with the Old Norse personal name Áli + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chloe Alben in entry for Lavina Lamb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Chloe Albee in entry for Lavina Lamb, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Sylvia Willard in entry for Anna W. White, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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