Eliza Parson

after 1775–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Parson was born after 1775, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Parson, was 19 and her mother, Hannah Brown, was 15.

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Samuel Parson
1757–1836
Hannah Brown
1761–1832
Eliza Parson
1775–
Eliza
1783–
Samuel Parson Jr
1785–
Joseph Parsons
1787–
Agnes Nancy Parson
1805–
Joseph Parson
1780–1859
John Parsons
1785–1827
David Parsons
1788–1863
James M. Parson
1791–1850

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1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 1

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""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

1 English: from Middle English persone, parsoun ‘parish priest’, ‘parson’ (Old French persone, from Latin persona ‘person’, ‘character’), hence a status name for a parish priest or perhaps a nickname for a devout man. The reasons for the semantic shift from ‘person’ to ‘priest’ are not certain; the most plausible explanation is that the local priest was regarded as the representative person of the parish. The phonetic change from -er- to -ar- was a regular development in Middle English.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.3 Americanized spelling of Swedish Pärsson, Persson ( see Persson ).

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

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