William Hosley

Brief Life History of William

When William Hosley was born on 19 July 1723, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Hosley, was 48 and his mother, Mariah Morse, was 45. He lived in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1723.

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James Hosley
Mariah Morse
Elizabeth Hosley
James Hosley
Mary Hosley
Thomas Hosley
Joseph Hosley
Esther Hosley
Eunice Hosley
John Hosley
Samuel Hosley
Benjamin Hosley Sr
William Hosley

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  • William Hosley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Massachusetts Vital Records Note: Link does not work as of 8 Apr 2024
  • William Hosley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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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

Americanized form of Swiss German Hösli or Hösly, or Swabian Hösle, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hose or leggings (see Hose 3), from a diminutive of Middle High German hose.

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

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