Phebe Rowland

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Rowland was born on 24 January 1744, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Uriah Roland, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Lee, was 25. She married Benjamin Marvin Jr. on 29 October 1767, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 27 December 1812, in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Marvin Jr.
Phebe Rowland
Marriage: 29 October 1767
Abigail Marvin
Uriah Marvin
John Marvin
William Marvin
Abigail Marvin
Phebe Marvin
Lois Marvin
Lois Marvin
Alexander Marvin
Richard Marvin
Edward Lee Marvin

Sources (28)

  • Pheby Roland, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Phebe Marvin, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Pheby Roland, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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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."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

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: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Rollant, Rolant, Rolent, Roulent (ancient Germanic Hrodland, Rodland, from hrōd ‘glory’ + land ‘land’), introduced into England by the Normans. It was made famous by French romances about Roland, the most famous of the peers of Charlemagne who was killed at Roncesvalles in AD 778. Although widely used across post-Conquest England (along with Oliver, the name of Roland's companion), it seems to have been restricted to particular gentry families and was never popular. Compare Roland .

English: habitational name from Rowland (Derbyshire) or Rowland Wood in Slinfold (Sussex). The Derbyshire placename derives from Old Norse ‘roe, roe buck’ or ‘land mark, boundary’ + lúndr ‘small wood, grove’. The Sussex placename probably derives from Middle English roughe ‘rough’ + lond ‘land’ (Old English rūh, land).

English: in northern England and perhaps elsewhere, perhaps a post-medieval variant of Rawling . Compare Rawlinson , Rollinson .

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

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