Margaret Downer

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

The Life 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
1717–1762
Martha Tyler
1719–1761
Stephen Downer
1737–1788
Edmund Downer
1753–
Margaret Downer
1760–
Martha Downer
1739–1824
Rev. Cyprian Downer
1741–1819
John Downer Sr.
1745–1819
Elisha Elijah Downer
1751–1838
Thaddeus Downer
1757–1777
Mary Downer
1759–1835

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World Events (3)

1776

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

1 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of downland (the rolling chalk hills of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent), from Old English dūn ‘down’, ‘low hill’ (of Celtic origin) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. Dun is a common element of English place names.2 Irish: 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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