Eli Greenwood

Brief Life History of Eli

When Eli Greenwood was born about 1757, in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Caleb Greenwood, was 34 and his mother, Rachel Waitstill Death, was 30.

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Caleb Greenwood
1724–1800
Rachel Waitstill Death
1728–1764
Thomas Greenwood
1750–1826
Eli Greenwood
1757–
Moses Greenwood
1753–1836
Aaron Greenwood
1755–1824
Ruth Greenwood
1759–1820
Waitstill Greenwood
1762–1838

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    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """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

    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 (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Greenwood Lee in Heptonstall (Yorkshire), from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably also of the same German surname.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünwald (see Grunwald ), and of French Boisvert .

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

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