Ephraim Spalding

Brief Life History of Ephraim

When Ephraim Spalding was born on 24 May 1742, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Deacon Andrew Spaulding, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Wright, was 37.

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Deacon Andrew Spaulding
Hannah Wright
Andrew Spaulding
Hannah Spaulding
Abigail Spaulding
Mary Spaulding
Joanna Spaulding
Henry Spaulding
Ephraim Spalding
Benjamin Spaulding

Sources (4)

  • Ephriam Spaulding, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ephraim Spalding, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Ephraim Spaulding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus): variant of Spaulding .

History: The surname was taken to Scotland in the 13th century by Radulphus de Spalding. His descendants prospered, and the name is still common in Scotland. Early American Spaldings include Thomas Spalding, born in Frederica, GA, in 1774, who introduced sea-island cotton in GA, and the physician Lyman Spalding, born in Cornish, NH, in 1775, who founded US Pharmacopoeia.

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

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