Grace Coulbourne

Female1714–before 15 August 1781

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Coulbourne was born in 1714, in Somerset, Maryland, British Colonial America, her father, Solomon Coulbourne, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Handy, was 21. She married Marcy Beauchamp Sr about 1737, in Somerset, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died before 15 August 1781, in Kent, Delaware, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Marcy Beauchamp Sr
Grace Coulbourne
Marriage: about 1737
Isaac Beauchamp
Rev William Beauchamp
Marcy Beauchamp Jr
John Beauchamp
Ann Beauchamp
Grace Beauchamp
Rachel Beauchamp
Mary Beauchamp
David Beauchamp
Esther Beauchamp

Sources (32)

  • Grace in entry for David Beauchamp, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Grace in entry for Mary Beauchamp, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Grace in entry for Rachael Beauchamp, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1737Somerset, Maryland, British Colonial America
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 61

    When the American Revolution began in 1775, the people of Delaware were not sure they wanted to split from England. When it came time to vote for the Declaration of Independence in 1776, even the delegates were split with two delegates in favor of independence and one against. The night before the vote, Caesar Rodney, who was for independence, was in the city of Dover. When he learned that the vote was taking place, he rode 70 miles at night through a thunderstorm to Philadelphia in order to vote so that Delaware would join the other colonies in declaring independence.


    Age 62

    In October 1765, Delaware sent two delegates to a congress of the colonies in New York to deliberate on a joint colonial response to recent British measures, in particular, the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765. The two men were landholder Caesar Rodney and attorney Thomas McKean: the two men and assemblyman George Read would continue to play a role in the movement for independence. Delaware declared its independence from Great Britain on June 15, 1776, and signed the Declaration of Independence with its fellow colonies on July 4.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Colburn . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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