Elizabeth Milk

1748–17 October 1787 (Age 39)
Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Milk was born in 1748, in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Deacon James Milk Sr, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Brown, was 24. She married Abner Greanleaf on 13 July 1765, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 17 October 1787, at the age of 39, and was buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abner Greanleaf
Elizabeth Milk
Marriage: 13 July 1765
Joshua Greenleaf
Abigail Greenleaf
James Milk Greenleaf
Elizabeth Greenleaf
Abner Greenleaf

Spouse and Children

13 July 1765
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Joshua Greenleaf


    James Milk Greenleaf


    Elizabeth Greenleaf


    Abigail Greenleaf


    Abner Greenleaf


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World Events (5)


Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

Age 28

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

Age 28

"""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

1 English (Norfolk): probably from Middle English milk ‘milk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of milk.2 In some instances, probably a translation of German Milch , a variant of Slavic Milich or of Dutch Mielke (a pet form of Miele ), or a shortening of Slavic Milkovich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Milck, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Joshua Greenleaf, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Abner Greenleaf, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"

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