Isaiah Balderston

24 February 1753–5 December 1817 (Age 64)
Wrightstown, Wrightstown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Isaiah

When Isaiah Balderston was born on 24 February 1753, in Wrightstown, Wrightstown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Mordecai Balderston, was 50 and his mother, Hannah Cooper, was 33. He married Martha Ely in 1771, in Deercreek, Harford, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 December 1817, in United States, at the age of 64.

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Isaiah Balderston
Martha Ely
Marriage: 1771
Sarah Balderston
Sarah Balderston
James Ely Balderston
Parthenia Balderston
Jacob Balderston
Hugh Balderston
Jonathan Balderston

Spouse and Children

Deercreek, Harford, Maryland, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 23

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

Age 23

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

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

1 English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire called Balderston(e), deriving their names from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Baldhere (composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’+ here ‘army’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Balderston in West Lothian, which has the same etymology as 1.

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

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  • Isaiah Balderston, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Isaiah Balderston, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Isaiah Balderston, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

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