Uriah Tilton

15 November 1713–1 January 1788 (Age 74)
Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Uriah

When Uriah Tilton was born on 15 November 1713, in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Josiah Tilton, was 43 and his mother, Bathsheba Mayhew, was 32. He married Jedidah Mayhew on 16 March 1737, in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 January 1788, in his hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

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Uriah Tilton
Jedidah Mayhew
Marriage: 16 March 1737
Elisha Tillton
Ezra Tilton
Joanthan Tilton
Uriah Tillton
Zephaniah Tilton
David Tillton
Jedidah Tilton
Mercy Tillton
Jerusah Tilton
Bethiah Tilton

Spouse and Children

16 March 1737
Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 63

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

Age 63

"""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: habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila + Old English tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Uriah Tillton, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Uriah Tilton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Uriah Tilton, "Find A Grave Index"

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