Cephas Wadsworth

12 August 1743–12 September 1819 (Age 76)
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Cephas

When Cephas Wadsworth was born on 12 August 1743, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Deacon Peleg Wadsworth, was 27 and his mother, Lusanna Sampson, was 22. He married Molly Cooke on 5 November 1767, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 12 September 1819, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cephas Wadsworth
Molly Cooke
Marriage: 5 November 1767
Peleg Wadsworth
William Wadsworth
Lucy Wadsworth
Alfred Wadsworth
Polly Wadsworth
Weltha Wadsworth
Captain Cephas Wadsworth
Lavinia C. Wadsworth
Zilpha Wadsworth
John Wadsworth

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  • Marriage
    5 November 1767Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 33
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 33
    """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."""""""
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 40
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 3913;2007: 7214; 2010: 9912)English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, Yorkshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Wæddi (genitive Wæddes) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.History: William Wadsworth came from England to Cambridge, MA, in 1632, and in 1636 accompanied Thomas Hooker as one of the founders of Hartford, CT. — John Wadsworth (died 1787) was a fellow of Harvard College and is buried in the old burial ground in Cambridge, MA. Peleg Wadsworth, born in Duxbury, MA, 1748, was a revolutionary war general and grandfather of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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

    Sources (36)

    • Cephas Wadsworth in entry for Peleg Wadsworth, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Cephas Wadsworth, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Cephas Wadsworth in entry for William Wadsworth, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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