Caleb Etheridge

1720–19 January 1784 (Age 64)
Currituck, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Etheridge was born in 1720, in Currituck, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, John Etheridge, was 28 and his mother, Eleanor Bright, was 22. He registered for military service in 1781. He died on 19 January 1784, in Currituck, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64.

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John Etheridge
Eleanor Bright
Josiah Etheridge
Dorothy Etheridge
Amos Etheridge
Willis Etheridge
Caleb Etheridge
James Etheridge
Sarah Etheridge
John Etheridge
Caleb Etheridge
Josiah Etheridge
John Etheridge
Sarah Ethridge

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World Events (4)

1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

Age 9

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.
1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 47

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 54

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Name Meaning

English: altered form of Edrich, from the Middle English personal name Edrich, Ederick, Old English Ēadrīc, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + rīc ‘power’. Current since the beginning of the 17th century, it developed from the late 16th-century forms Et(t)riche, Et(t)ridge.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Caleb Etheridge, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • By A Line of Marked Trees – Abstracts of Currituck County, North Carolina Deed Books Vol 1-3 - Etheridge

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