Melinda Wheldon

12 March 1779–
Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Melinda

When Melinda Wheldon was born on 12 March 1779, in Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, David Welden, was 40 and her mother, Mary Rathbone, was 38.

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David Welden
Mary Rathbone
Catherine Wheldon
Sally Wheldon
David Wheldon
Mary Wheldon
Lucinda Wheldon
Melinda Wheldon
Staffina Wheldon
Ebenezer Welden Wheldon
Abraham Wheldon

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World Events (3)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 4

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 18

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Wheeldon, from Old English hwēol ‘wheel’ (referring perhaps to a rounded shape) + dūn ‘hill’, or from Whielden in Buckinghamshire, which is named with hwēol + denu ‘valley’.

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

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