Margaret Downer

about 1760– (Age NaN)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Downer was born about 1760, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Stephen Downer, was 43 and her mother, Martha Tyler, was 41.

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Stephen Downer
Martha Tyler
Stephen Downer
Edmund Downer
Margaret Downer
Martha Downer
Rev. Cyprian Downer
John Downer Sr.
Elisha Elijah Downer
Thaddeus Downer
Mary Downer

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World Events (3)

Age 16
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 16
"""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 21
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 (Isle of Wight, Hampshire, and Sussex): topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or down, from Middle English douner, a derivative of Middle English doun (Old English dūn) ‘hill’ + -er. It is synonymous with atte Doune (see Down ) and is a type of formation especially common in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.English: in the north-West Midlands perhaps a variant of Downward with shortening of the final syllable to -er, a habitational name probably from Downwood (Herefordshire) and perhaps also Dunwood (Staffordshire), with -wood re-etymologized as -ward and occasionally shortened to -ard. See also Downard .Irish (Tipperary): variant of Dooner 2.

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

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  • Margaret Downer, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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