Thankful Williams

about 1738–
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Williams was born about 1738, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jacob Williams, was 39 and her mother, Rebecca Hubbard, was 32.

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Jacob Williams
1699–1750
Rebecca Hubbard
1706–1774
John Williams
1720–
Jacob Williams
1722–
Rebecah Williams
1728–1766
Azubah Williams
1732–
Thankful Williams
1738–
Azubah Williams
1730–
Deborah Williams
1731–
Anneh Williams
1732–
Israel Williams
1744–1812

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 38

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

Age 38

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 43

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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