Martha Whelpley

Femaleabout 1763–

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When Martha Whelpley was born about 1763, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Darling Whelpley, was 25 and her mother, Abigail Peck, was 27.

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Martha Whelpley
about 1763–

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    Age 13

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 13

    """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 25

    Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788, the fifth State

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Whelpley Hill in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire or from any of the places called Whelpley in Hailsham, Sussex, and Whiteparish, Wiltshire, all named with Old English hwelp ‘whelp, cub, young animal’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

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