Joel Thrall

15 April 1739–15 October 1777 (Age 38)
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joel

When Joel Thrall was born on 15 April 1739, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joel Thrall, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Hodge, was 18. He died on 15 October 1777, in his hometown, at the age of 38.

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Joel Thrall
Margaret Hodge
Joel Thrall
Aaron Thrall
Chloe Thrall
Reuben Thrall
Levi Thrall
Friend Thrall
Noah Thrall
Margaret THRALL
Pardon Thrall

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Age 37

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

Age 37

"""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

English: status name from Old English þrǣl ‘thrall’, ‘serf’ (from Old Norse þræll).

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

Sources (3)

  • Joel Thrall, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joel Thrall, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Records of births, marriages, and deaths, v. 1-4, 1741-1902; index to vital statistics, 1741-1906

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