Elizabeth Barney

Female27 April 1745–from 1746 to 1839

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Barney was born on 27 April 1745, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, William Barney, was 27 and her mother, Frances Holland Watts, was 16. She died from 1746 to 1839.

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William Barney
Frances Holland Watts
John Holland Barney
Mary Barney
Elizabeth Barney
Margaret Barney
Peggy Barney
John Holland Barney
William Stevenson Barney
Mary Barney
Joshua Barney

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    Age 31

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 31

    Maryland is the 7th state.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 31

    """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

    English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island, dry ground in a marsh’.

    English: from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .

    Scottish: possibly from the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from bjǫrn ‘bear’).

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

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    She was named after her grandmother. Source: Book by William Frederick Adams titled, "Commodore Joshua Barney (1912)" a compilation of genealogical and historical data.

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