Esther Jones

29 August 1759–28 February 1798 (Age 38)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Jones was born on 29 August 1759, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Caleb Jones, was 23 and her mother, Esther Simons, was 23. She married Jesse Rudd on 10 February 1792, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died on 28 February 1798, in Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 38.

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Jesse Rudd
Esther Jones
Marriage: 10 February 1792
Esther Rudd
Annah Rudd
Sarah Rudd
Mary R Rudd

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10 February 1792
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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Age 17

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

Age 17

"""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 22

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 and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Jones, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Esther in entry for Sarah Rudd, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Esther in entry for Annor Rudd, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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