Freeborn Moulton

9 April 1746–August 1815 (Age 69)
Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Freeborn

When Freeborn Moulton was born on 9 April 1746, in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Freeborn Moulton, was 29 and his mother, Rebekah Walker, was 28. He married Jerusha Munger in 1767, in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He died in August 1815, in Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Moulton Hill Cemetery, Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Freeborn Moulton
Jerusha Munger
Marriage: 1767
Sarah A. Moulton
Jeremiah Moulton
Jemima Moulton
Rebecca Moulton
Abigail Moulton
Freeborn Moulton III
Jerusha Moulton
Rubie Moulton
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Age 30

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

Age 30

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 37

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mū-la's settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mūla ‘mule’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Mōda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Freeborn Moulton in entry for Jeremiah Moulton, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"
  • Freeborn Moulton in entry for Jeremiah Moulton, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Freeborn Moulton in entry for Increese Moulton, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

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