Silas Joy

Maleabout 1765–1787

Brief Life History of Silas

Silas Joy was born about 1765, in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He married Lydia Coffin in 1787, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1787, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 23.

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Silas Joy
Lydia Coffin
Marriage: 1787
Silas Joy
Thomas Joy
Michael Joy

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  • Marriage
    1787New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (3)


    Age 11

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


    Age 11

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 11

    """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: from Joie, a French female personal name or occasionally from its male equivalent, given especially since the Reformation as an omen or well-wishing name. In some cases the name may also be a nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle English joie ‘joy’.

    History: Thomas Joy (c. 1610–78), an architect and builder born probably in Hingham, Norfolk, England, appears in land records in Boston, MA, in 1636. He had a considerable influence on Boston architecture.

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

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