Silence Taylor

1737–23 March 1807 (Age 70)
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Silence

When Silence Taylor was born in 1737, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jacob Taylor, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Patten, was 36. She married Major Jonathan Stickney on 17 July 1763, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 23 March 1807, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Major Jonathan Stickney
Silence Taylor
Marriage: 17 July 1763
Silence Stickney

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17 July 1763
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 39

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

Age 39

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 57

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silence Taylor, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Silence in entry for Silence Stickney, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Silence in entry for Jonathan Stickney, "Massachusetts, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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