Maria Dufford

1756–Female
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Dufford was born in 1756, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Johann Adam Dufford, was 30 and her mother, Salome, was 27.

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Johann Adam Dufford
1726–1778
Salome
1729–
Jacob Dufford
1754–
Maria Dufford
1756–
Eve Dufford
1757–
John Dufford
1757–
George Henry Dufford
1768–
Susannah Catharine Dufford
1773–
Johan Frederick Dufford
1774–1829
Philip Dufford
1776–

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 19

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.
1776

Age 20

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

Age 20

"""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

See Duford .

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

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