Joseph Brand

about 1765–
Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Brand was born about 1765, in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Brand Jr, was 23 and his mother, Catherine Ashton, was 17.

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Joseph Brand
1765–
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1800–

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1775
Age 10
"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776
Age 11
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 11
"""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, Scottish, North German, Scandinavian, Dutch, and French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Brando, Old Norse Brandr, a short form of various compound names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’), of which the best known is Hildebrand . There is placename evidence for Brant(a) as an Old English personal name; however, the Middle English personal name Brand was probably introduced to England from Old Norse.German: variant of Brandt 1 and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.Swedish and Danish: ornamental name or nickname from brand ‘fire’.

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

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Brennecke

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