Joseph Molyneux

5 September 1724–
Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Molyneux was born on 5 September 1724, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Mullineaux, was 29 and his mother, Susannah, was 26.

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Family Time Line

John Mullineaux
1695–1760
Susannah
1698–
Mary Molyneux
1723–
Israel Molineaux
1734–1790
Horseman Mullineaux
1744–
Joseph Molyneux
1724–
Moses Mullenex
1726–

Parents and Siblings

    John Mullineaux

    Male1695–1760Male

    Female1698–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 51

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 52

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 52

"""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

1 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moulineaux in Seine-Maritime, so named from the plural of Old French moulineau, a diminutive of moulin ‘mill’. In some cases this may have been an occupational name as in 2.2 French: occupational name for a miller, from molineux, a variant of Old French molineur ‘miller’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Mulligan .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Molyneux - Government record: birth-name: Joseph Molyneux

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