Rebecca Hartshorn

Femaleabout 1747–24 March 1776

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Hartshorn was born about 1747, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eliphelet Hartshorn, was 29 and her mother, Lois Thorpe, was 23. She died on 24 March 1776, in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 30.

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Eliphelet Hartshorn
Lois Thorpe
Voadicia Hartshorn
Rebecca Hartshorn
Eliphelet Hartshorn
Lois Hartshorn
Joshua Hartshorn
Rhoda Hartshorn

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    Age 29

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 29

    """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."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hartshorne (Derbyshire), from Old English heort ‘hart, stag’ (genitive heortes) + horn ‘horn’, perhaps in reference to the nearby hill (known as Hart Hill) and its supposed resemblance to a hart's horn. Alternatively, the name may be topographic, from Middle English harteshorn ‘swine cress’, for someone who lived at or near an area where swine cress grew.

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

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