Joseph Molyneux

Male5 September 1724–

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Molyneux was born on 5 September 1724, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Moses Mullineaux, was 30 and his mother, Susannah, was 26.

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Moses Mullineaux
Mary Molyneux
Israel Molineaux
Horseman Mullineaux
Joseph Molyneux
Moses Mullenex

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

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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."


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

English and Irish (of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French molineux ‘miller’, a variant of molineur, molinier. See Mulliner .

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from an unidentified French placename.

Irish: adoption for Mulligan .

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

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