Thomas Sellew

Male22 September 1740–14 June 1786

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Sellew was born on 22 September 1740, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Leland Sellew, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Hamlin, was 19. He married Patience White on 9 February 1766, in Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 14 June 1786, in Stepney Parish, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 45.

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Thomas Sellew
Patience White
Marriage: 9 February 1766
Patience Sellew

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  • Marriage
    9 February 1766Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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    Age 36

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 36

    """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

    Age 41

    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

    Cornish: habitational name from either of a pair of farms named Higher and Lower Peloe (also recorded as Poleo, Peloe, Pelu, and Pelue) in Crowan (West Cornwall). The placename derives from Cornish pol ‘pool’ + an uncertain qualifier. The stress is on the second syllable.

    English: variant of Pillow .

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

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