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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Family Time Line

Abner Greanleaf
1742–1805
Elizabeth Milk
1748–1787
Marriage: 13 July 1765
Joshua Greenleaf
1767–1852
Abigail Greenleaf
1780–1788
Greenleaf
1789–1789
Greenleaf
1791–1791
Greenleaf
1793–1793
Greenleaf
1795–1795
James Milk Greenleaf
1770–1831
Elizabeth Greenleaf
1775–1817
Abner Greenleaf
1785–1868

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 July 1765
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Joshua Greenleaf

    Male1767–1852Male

    James Milk Greenleaf

    Male1770–1831Male

    Elizabeth Greenleaf

    Female1775–1817Female

    Abigail Greenleaf

    Female1780–1788Female

    Abner Greenleaf

    Male1785–1868Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1760

Age 12

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

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.

Possible Related Names

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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