Elizabeth Newberry

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Newberry was born on 21 November 1772, in Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, Jonathan Newberry, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Knapp, was 24.

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Jonathan Newberry
Elizabeth Knapp
Hannah Newberry
Jonathan Newberry
Joshua Newberry
Elizabeth Newberry
Zerviah Newberry
Anna Newberry
John Newbury
Sarah Newberry
Nathaniel Newberry
Joseph N Newberry
William Newberry
Esther Newberry

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  • New York Probate Records, 1629-1971; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YCJ-QS8?cc=1920234&wc=9VS8-4WR%3A213302501%2C214537102

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


New York is the 11th state.

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."""""""

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress, fortified town’ (see Newbury ).

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Neubourg in Eure, France.

History: Thomas Newberry emigrated from Devon, England, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634. Among his descendants were a number of very successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including the brothers Oliver (1789–1860) and Walter (1804–68) Newberry, whose prosperity was linked with the growth and development of Chicago.

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

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