Elizabeth Root

22 June 1692–1777 (Age 84)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Root was born on 22 June 1692, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. She died in 1777, at the age of 85.

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1776

Age 84

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

Age 84

"""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

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Root - birth: 22 June 1692; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Root - birth: 22 June 1692; Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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