Jonas Spalding

New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jonas

When Jonas Spalding was born in 1715, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Spalding, was 25 and his mother, Mary Butterfield, was 20. He married Melatiah Robbins on 25 February 1768, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jonas Spalding
Melatiah Robbins
Marriage: 25 February 1768

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World Events (4)

Age 61
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 61
"""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 93
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old English tribal name Spaldingas ‘people of the district called Spald’. The district name probably means ‘ditches’, referring to drainage channels in the fenland.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jonas Spaulding, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Jonas Spaulding, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

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