Zephaniah Harlow

Male7 May 1748–22 March 1827

Brief Life History of Zephaniah

When Zephaniah Harlow was born on 7 May 1748, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Harlow III, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Littlejohn, was 27. He married Patience Johnson on 9 November 1771, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1748. He died on 22 March 1827, in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 78.

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Zephaniah Harlow
Patience Johnson
Marriage: 9 November 1771
Zephaniah Harlow
Patience Johnson Harlow
Freeman Harlow
Josiah Harlow
Elizabeth Harlow
Ellen Harlow

Sources (14)

  • Zephaniah Harlow, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Zephaniah Harlow, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Zepheniah Harlow, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1771Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 28

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 28

    """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."""""""


    Age 41

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Harlow (Essex), Harlow in Mayfield (Staffordshire), Great Harlow in Clapham (Yorkshire), Harlow Hill in Pannal (Yorkshire), or Harlow Hill in Ovingham (Northumberland). The Essex and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English here ‘army’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’. The other placenames probably derive from Old English hār ‘gray, hoar’ + hlāw.

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

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