Abraham Knowlton

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Knowlton was born on 25 November 1750, in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abraham Knowlton, was 47 and his mother, Martha Lamson, was 38. He married Lydia Bachelor on 12 May 1772, in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 September 1807, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56.

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Abraham Knowlton
Lydia Bachelor
Marriage: 12 May 1772
Silas Knowlton
Martha Knowlton
Sarah Knowlton
David Knowlton
Lydia Knowlton
Abraham Knowlton
Thankful Knowlton

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  • Abraham Knowlton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abraham Knoulton, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abraham Knowlton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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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

English (Hampshire): habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named from Old English cnoll ‘knoll, hilltop’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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