John Twiss Jr

about 1731–January 1778 (Age 47)
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Twiss Jr was born about 1731, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Twiss, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Trask, was 23. He married Charity Twiss on 19 February 1756, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in January 1778, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

John Twiss Jr
1731–1778
Charity Twiss
1735–
Marriage: 19 February 1756
Elizabeth Twiss
1758–1854

Spouse and Children

    Male1731–1778Male

    Charity Twiss

    Female1735–Female

MARRIAGE
19 February 1756
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(1)

    Elizabeth Twiss

    Female1758–1854Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1731–1778Male

    Female1731–Female

    Jonathan Twiss

    Male1733–1802Male

    Elias Twiss

    Male1738–1770Male

World Events (2)

1776

Age 45

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

Age 45

"""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 (mainly Lancashire):1. habitational name from Twiss in Lancashire, named from Old English (ge)twis ‘forking’, used as a noun to mean ‘fork in a river’. 2. variant of Twist .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Twiss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Twiss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Twiss in entry for Elisabeth Twiss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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