Andrew Colton

Brief Life History of Andrew

When Andrew Colton was born on 1 November 1743, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain Isaac Colton, was 43 and his mother, Esther Marshfield, was 44. He married Hannah Bliss on 8 November 1766, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 8 October 1808, in Dayton, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Colton
1743–1808
Hannah Bliss
1747–1787
Marriage: 8 November 1766
Clarinda Colton
1767–
Hannah Colton
1769–1805
Andrew C Colton
1772–1844
Isaac Colton
1773–1773
Vespasian Colton
1776–1776

Sources (41)

  • Andrew Colton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • Andrew Colton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Andrew Colton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

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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 Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’. This English name is also common in Ireland; it was the name of a bishop of Derry in 1397. There seems also to have been confusion with Culliton .

Scottish and Irish (Monaghan): shortened and altered form of Gaelic Mac Haldan, ‘son of Haldan’, see Haldane .

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

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