Elizabeth

1754–
Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth was born in 1754, in Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States. She married Henry Bell about 1770, in New Jersey, United States.

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Henry Bell
1750–1783
Elizabeth
1754–
Marriage: about 1770

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1770
New Jersey, United States

World Events (3)

1775

Age 21

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 22

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

Age 22

"""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

The scriptural name is Eliyshebha, which St. Jerome translates as "oath of my God." Others translate it as "oath of God" or "to whom God is the oath," or "who swears by God," in other words, a worshipper of God. Nicknames are Lisa, Libby, Bess, Bet, Betty, Bessy, and Ib, as well as the Scottish Lizzie and Bessie. Ealasaid is a Gaelic form of Elizabeth. Tibbie, Lissie, Elsie, and Eliza are derived from Elizabeth. Elise is the French form of Eliza. Elspet, Elspeth, Elspit, and Elspith are Scottish forms of Elizabeth. Elspie is derived from Elspith.

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