Abraham Belknap

1735–12 June 1805 (Age 70)
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Belknap was born in 1735, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nathaniel Belknap, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ayer, was 19. He married Ursula Messinger on 15 September 1763, in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 June 1805, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Abraham Belknap
Ursula Messinger
Marriage: 15 September 1763
Anne Belknap
Lavinah Belknap
Nelly Belknap
Joshua Belknap
Elisha Belknap

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1763Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (4)

    Age 41
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 41
    """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."""""""
    Age 56
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, the second element of which is most likely Middle English knappe ‘hilltop’. Compare Belnap .History: Abraham Belknap (c. 1588–c. 1643) emigrated from Latton, Essex, England, to Lynn, MA, in the 1630s.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Abraham Belknap, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Abraham in entry for Elisha Beltnap, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Abraham Belknap in entry for Lavinah Belknap, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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