Thankful Borden

about 1723–24 August 1786 (Age 63)
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thankful

When Thankful Borden was born about 1723, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Borden, was 26 and her mother, Mary Borden, was 28. She married Reuben Coombs on 31 May 1746, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 24 August 1786, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Coombs
Thankful Borden
Marriage: 31 May 1746
Mary Coombs
Thankful Coombs
Joseph Coombs
Comfort Coombs
Anthony Coombs
Susannah Coombs
Rosella Rhoda Coombs
Barnabas Combs
Borinee Combs
Peter Combs
Stephen Coombs
Reuben C. Combs
Ithamar Coombs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1746Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport
    Age 0
    On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
    1763 · First Synagogue in America
    Age 40
    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
    1772 · The Gaspee Affair
    Age 49
    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 5667;2007: 11439; 2010: 15500)English (Sussex): habitational name from Borden in Kent or Bordon in Hampshire. The one in Kent is perhaps derived from Old English bord ‘board, plank’ or bor ‘hill’ + denu ‘valley’ or denn ‘(swine) pasture’. Bordon in Hampshire is ‘Burdon's valley’, from the Middle English surname Burdon + Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu).

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Thankfull in entry for Combes, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Thankfull Borden, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

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