Reliance Davis

18 April 1719–19 December 1817 (Age 98)
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Reliance

When Reliance Davis was born on 18 April 1719, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Davis, was 39 and her mother, Mary Robinson, was 35. She married Samuel Lawrence on 25 November 1752, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 19 December 1817, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 98.

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Samuel Lawrence
Reliance Davis
Marriage: 25 November 1752
John Lawrence
Samuel Lawrence

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25 November 1752
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


    John Lawrence


    Samuel Lawrence


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World Events (4)


Age 57

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

Age 57

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 81

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Reliance in entry for John Laurance, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Reliance Lawrence in entry for Joshua Jenkins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Reliance in entry for Samuel Lawrence, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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