James Hildreth

30 September 1746–2 December 1818 (Age 72)
Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Hildreth was born on 30 September 1746, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lt. Oliver Hildreth, was 23 and his mother, Ann Blaisdell, was 19. He married Esther Fletcher on 20 May 1772, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 December 1818, in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72.

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James Hildreth
Esther Fletcher
Marriage: 20 May 1772
Polly Hildreth
Esther Hildreth
Dolly Hildreth
Daniel Hildreth
Nancy Hildreth
Samuel W Hildreth
Sally Hildreth

Spouse and Children

20 May 1772
Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 30

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

Age 30

"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 37

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

Northern English: probably from a Middle English personal name, perhaps a variant of Eldridge .

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

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Marriage with Esther Fletcher

James Hildreth in the Massachusetts, U.S., Town Marriage Records, 1620-1850 Add or update information Report a problem Name: James Hildreth Spouse: Esther Fletcher Marriage Date: 20 May 1772 Marriag …

Sources (3)

  • James Hildreth in entry for Polley Hildreth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Hildreth in entry for Esther Hildreth, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Hildreth, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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