Ephraim Elston

about 1679–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Elston was born about 1679, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Elston, was 43 and his mother, Henrietta Elizabeth Hendrick, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Elston
1636–
Henrietta Elizabeth Hendrick
1647–
Peter Ellstone
1660–1746
Margaret Elston
1661–
Abraham Elston
1662–
Margaret Elston
1663–1703
Annie Elston
1670–
Samuel Elston
1672–
Hannah Elston
1677–
Ephraim Elston
1679–
MARY ELSTON
1671–
Dinah Elston
1678–
Benjamin Elston
1683–

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1776

Age 97

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

Age 97

"""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 102

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

English: habitational name from any of various places so named. One in Lancashire is named from the Old English female personal name Æðelsige (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + sige ‘victory’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; one in Nottinghamshire originally had as its first element the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Eilífr meaning ‘everlasting’; one in Wiltshire was so named from Elias Giffard, holder of the manor in the 12th century.

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

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