Edward Meloy

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Meloy was born on 21 May 1763, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Edward Meloy, was 29 and his mother, Mary Beecher Parmelee, was 23. He married Eunice Humphreville. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1790. He died in 1819, at the age of 56.

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Edward Meloy
Eunice Humphreville
Julia Meloy
Edward Meloy
Mary Malloy
Samuel Meloy

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  • Edward Meloy 2nd, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. V for

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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

Norwegian (Meløy): habitational name from any of farmsteads so named, from Old Norse methal ‘middle’ (or melr ‘sandbank, gravel bank’) + øy ‘island’.

Norwegian (Meløy): habitational name from a farmstead in Helgeland named with Old Norse mjǫl ‘flour, sand’ + ey ‘island’.

Irish: variant of Malloy .

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

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