George Eddy

Brief Life History of George

When George Eddy was born in 1774, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Eddy, was 29 and his mother, Phoebe Eddy, was 33. He married Anna Salisbury about 1795, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 June 1821, at the age of 47.

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George Eddy
Anna Salisbury
Marriage: about 1795
Phebe Eddy
Abby Eddy
Ambrose S. Eddy
Darius Eddy

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  • George Eddy in entry for Phebe Staples, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • George Eddy in entry for Ambrose S. Eddy, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • George Eddy in entry for Darius Eddy, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

Cornish: from the personal name Edy (pronounced ‘eedy’), a variant of Udy , from the Middle English personal name Ude, Udy, Latinized as Udo and Odo. It may represent Old French Eude (ancient Germanic Eudo, of uncertain etymology), whose usual Latin form is Eudo. This agrees with later evidence that the original pronunciation of the initial vowel of Udy was /y:/ (as in French tu), though in the 16th century it was sometimes unrounded to /i:/, spelled -e(e)-. It was later altered to Eddy.

English: variant of Eady .

English: perhaps from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Edwy (Old English Ēadwīg, from ēad ‘prosperity, fortune’ + wīg ‘war’), which has not survived in that form as a surname.

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

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