Margaret Atkinson

about 1760–
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Atkinson was born about 1760, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Atkinson, was 31 and her mother, Leah Sleeper, was 34. She married John Elliott in 1779, in Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Elliott
Margaret Atkinson
Marriage: 1779
Robert Elliott
Elijah Elliott
Catharine Elliott
Daniel Elliott
Susan Elliott

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Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 15

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.

Age 16

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

Age 31

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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