Benjamin Wall

1773–
Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Wall was born in 1773, in Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States, his father, Andrew Wall, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Mc Farland, was 23.

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Andrew Wall
1748–1792
Hannah Mc Farland
1750–1826
Susannah Wall
1765–1820
Lydia Wall
1775–1824
John Wall
1770–
Benjamin Wall
1773–
Mary ( Polly) Wall
1775–1824
Margaret Wall
1777–1855
James Wall
1782–
Nancy Wall
1784–

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1776

Age 3

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

Age 3

"""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."""""""
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 31

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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