John Munsell

14 October 1762–8 May 1823 (Age 60)
Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Munsell was born on 14 October 1762, in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Munsell, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth McCrary, was 24. He married Azubah Huntley on 25 December 1783, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 May 1823, in his hometown, at the age of 60.

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John Munsell
Azubah Huntley
Marriage: 25 December 1783
Azuba Munsell
Azuba Munsell
Mehetable Munsell
Betsey Munsell
John Munsell
Joseph Munsell
Sluman B. Munsell

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1783Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 14
    """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 19
    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

    English: variant of Mansell . The surname in this form is not found in Britain.Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Munzel .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • John Munsell, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • John Munson in entry for Catherine Anne Crolins, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
    • John Munsell in entry for Lydia Huntley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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