14 November 1753–1798 (Age 44) Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
The Life of Zilpah
When Zilpah Harrington was born on 14 November 1753, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Josiah Harrington Jr., was 26 and her mother, Sarah Bennett, was 24. She died in 1798, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 45.
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.