Elizabeth Cole

about 1748–
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cole was born about 1748, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Cole, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Nelson, was 40.

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Benjamin Cole
1706–1776
Elizabeth Nelson
1708–1748
Isaiah Cole
1731–1811
Elizabeth Cole
1748–
Hope Cole
1733–1787
Lois Cole
1735–1781
Hannah Cole
1736–1787
Andrew Cole
1738–1788
Lillis Cole
1745–1793

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1776

Age 28

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

Age 28

"""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 · The First Constitution

Age 33

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas .2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname Cola (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.3 Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of McCool .

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

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