Caleb Eddy I

about 1702–23 April 1778 (Age 76)
Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Eddy I was born about 1702, in Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Eleazer Eddy, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Randell, was 17. He married Judith Capron about 1737, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 April 1778, in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Eddy I
1702–1778
Judith Capron
1720–1779
Marriage: about 1737
Rachal Eddy
1738–1739
Ezra Eddy
1757–1832
Abiel Eddy
1740–1829
Caleb Eddy II
1742–1820
Benaiah Eddy
1744–
Abiather Eddy
1746–1816
Mary Eddy
1748–1836
John Eddy
1750–
Elijah Eddy
1752–1836
Eleazar Eddy
1760–1782

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1737
Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 74

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

Age 74

"""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 (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Edwy, Old English Ēadwīg, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wīg ‘war’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Caleb Eddy in entry for Rachal Eddy, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Caleb Eddy in entry for Abiathar Eddy, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Caleb Eddy in entry for John Eddy, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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