Joshua Hill

15 June 1741–1786 (Age 44)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Hill was born on 15 June 1741, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Hill Sr, was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth Yarrington, was 44. He died in 1786, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

John Hill Sr
1690–1765
Elizabeth Yarrington
1696–1768
Elizabeth Hill
1714–1805
Samuel Hill
1716–1761
Abiah Hill
1718–1765
Thankful Hill
1721–1793
John Hill Jr
1723–1775
Rufus Hill
1726–1771
Abraham Hill
1728–1773
Ebenezer Hill
1731–1776
Caleb Hill
1739–1812
Joshua Hill
1741–1786

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 35

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

Age 35

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 40

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Josha Hill, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joshua Hill, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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