Elizabeth Tippets

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Tippets was born on 7 September 1756, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Tippets II, was 33 and her mother, Phebe Austin, was 26. She married John Merrill on 9 May 1775, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 July 1791, in her hometown, at the age of 34.

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John Merrill
Elizabeth Tippets
Marriage: 9 May 1775
John Merrill
Elizabeth Merrill
Nathaniel Merrill
Phebe Merrill
Moses Merrill
Major Daniel Merrill

Sources (9)

  • Elezebath Tippets, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Elizbeth Teppet, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Tippets - death: 6 July 1791; Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): variant of Tippetts . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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