Elizabeth Winchester

14 March 1760–
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Winchester was born on 14 March 1760, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Winchester, was 39 and her mother, Mary Pratt, was 38. She married Theodore Forbush on 22 January 1781, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Theodore Forbush
Elizabeth Winchester
Marriage: 22 January 1781
Delaney Forbes
Mary Forbes
Luther Forbes
Betsey Forbes
Benjamin Franklin Forbes

Spouse and Children

22 January 1781
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Thomas Winchester


    Mary Winchester


    Prudence Winchester



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 16

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

Age 16

"""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."""""""

Age 31

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in Hampshire, so named from the addition of Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’) to the Romano-British name Venta, of disputed origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Betsey Forbes, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Lancey Forbes, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Elisebath in entry for Lancy Forbs, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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