Helena Wadsworth

Female2 June 1724–25 September 1796

Brief Life History of Helena

When Helena Wadsworth was born on 2 June 1724, in Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Wadsworth, was 39 and her mother, Hepzibah Marsh, was 37. She married ? on 23 September 1796. She died on 25 September 1796, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Helena Wadsworth
1724–1796
Marriage: 23 September 1796

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  • PASSENGERS ON THE "LION" FROM ENGLAND TO BOSTON, 1632
  • FAMILIES OF EARLY HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
  • CATALOGUE OF THE NAMES OF THE FIRST PURITAN SETTLERS OF THE COLONY OF CT with t

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    23 September 1796
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    World Events (4)

    1776

    Age 52

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 52

    """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 · The First Constitution

    Age 57

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, Yorkshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Wæddi (genitive Wæddes) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

    History: William Wadsworth came from England to Cambridge, MA, in 1632, and in 1636 accompanied Thomas Hooker as one of the founders of Hartford, CT. — John Wadsworth (died 1787) was a fellow of Harvard College and is buried in the old burial ground in Cambridge, MA. Peleg Wadsworth, born in Duxbury, MA, 1748, was a revolutionary war general and grandfather of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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

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