Elizabeth Hodgkins

1 February 1690–
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hodgkins was born on 1 February 1690, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Hodgkins, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Gee, was 25. She married Richard Wilcomb on 22 February 1710. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Richard Wilcomb
Elizabeth Hodgkins
Marriage: 22 February 1710
John Wilcomb
Elizabeth Wilcomb
Martha Wilcomb
Stephen Wilcomb
Zaccheus Wilcomb
William Wilcomb
William Wilcomb

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22 February 1710


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Age 86

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 86

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 91

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): patronymic from the personal name Hodgkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Hodgskin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Elizabeth Hodgskin, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Elizabeth in entry for William Wilcomb, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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