Girdin Bulkeley

1 July 1764–26 June 1776 (Age 11)
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Girdin

When Girdin Bulkeley was born on 1 July 1764, his father, Joshua Bulkeley, was 23 and his mother, Lois Day, was 20. He died on 26 June 1776, at the age of 11, and was buried in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Joshua Bulkeley
Lois Day
Girdin Bulkeley
Anna Bulkeley
Sarah Bulkeley

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Age 12

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

Age 12

"""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

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bulkeley, from Old English bulluc ‘bullock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Girdin Bulkley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Girdin Bulkley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Gurdon Bulkley, "Find A Grave Index"

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