Jane Edwards

about 1712–
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Edwards was born about 1712, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alexander Edwards Jr., was 48 and her mother, Gwen Foulke, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Edwards Jr.
1664–1712
Gwen Foulke
1685–1760
Edward Edwards
1704–
Martha Edwards
1708–
Joseph Edwards
1710–
Jane Edwards
1712–
Alexander Edwards lll
1711–1777

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World Events (3)

1776
Age 64
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776
Age 64
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 64
"""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 and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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