John Twiss Jr

Maleabout 1731–January 1778

Brief Life History of John

When John Twiss Jr was born about 1731, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Twiss, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Trask, was 24. He married Charity on 13 September 1755, 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 48.

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John Twiss Jr
Marriage: 13 September 1755
Elizabeth Twiss

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  • John Twiss in birth of dau Elisabeth Twiss in Danvers Essex, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Twiss, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • death of John Twiss in Danvers Essex, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    13 September 1755Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (2)


    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):

    habitational name from Twiss in Lancashire, named from Old English (ge)twis ‘forking’, used as a noun to mean ‘fork in a river’.

    variant of Twist .

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

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