Mabel Little

1744–1815 (Age 71)
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mabel

When Mabel Little was born on 7 June 1744, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ephraim Little, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Woodbridge, was 29. She married David Billings on 20 May 1773, in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 4 October 1815, in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mabel Little
1744–1815
David Billings
1730–1807
Marriage: 20 May 1773

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
20 May 1773
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 32

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

Age 32

"""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 37

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

1 English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel, originally a diminutive of lȳt ( see Light 3).2 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ ( see Begin ).3 Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mabel Little, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mabel Billings, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mabel Billings, "Massachusetts, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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