Mary Catherine Gilkinson

Female1771–7 August 1833

Brief Life History of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Gilkinson was born in 1771, her father, Robert Gilkinson, was 53 and her mother, Mary, was 21. She married Charles Eckels in 1793. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 7 August 1833, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62.

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Charles Eckels
Mary Catherine Gilkinson
Marriage: 1793
Laura "Isabella" Eckles
Rebecca Eckels
Dorcas Eckels
Robert Eckles
Jane Eckles
Elizabeth Canada Eckels
Mary Eckles
John Gilkeson Eckels
William Eckels
Deborah Eckles
Keziah Eccles

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Catherine Gilkinson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary C Gilkason

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    Age 5

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 5

    """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."""""""

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 17

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    Name Meaning

    1 Scottish: probably a variant of Gilkison with intrusive -n-. Gilkison, also spelled Gilkerson, may have been re-formed as Gilkinson by a false analogy with northern surnames like Wilke(r)son, a reduced form of Wilkinson .

    2 Scottish: (i) relationship name, possibly an English patronymic ‘son of Gilkin’. With a hard pronunciation of initial G-, the personal name might be a pet form of Gilbert. With a soft pronunciation of initial G-, it would be a borrowing into Middle English of Gilquin, the French version of Middle Dutch Gilkin (as in the 1296 citation), which was the common Flemish pet form of Giles. Many Flemings settled in England after the Norman Conquest. It may have given rise to the now lost surnames Gilkin and Gilkins, as in Richard Gylekyn, 1317–18 in Feet of Fines (Surrey); Richard Gylkyns, 1332 in Subsidy Rolls (Worcs). Compare Gill . (ii) relationship name: alternatively the English surname (if it has a soft G-) might be based on a pet form of the Middle English female personal name Gillian . Compare Gill .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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