James Wilkes

1756–
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Wilkes was born in 1756, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Willkes, was 36 and his mother, Hanah Hatch, was 32.

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1776
Age 20
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 20
"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."""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
Age 31
The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Wilk .2 Frisian: from a pet form of the personal name Will.

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

Possible Related Names

Wilk

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  • James Wilkey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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