Thomas Ridley III

13 June 1746–1 August 1777 (Age 31)
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Ridley III was born on 13 June 1746, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Ridley Jr, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Cook, was 29. He died on 1 August 1777, at the age of 31, and was buried in Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Thomas Ridley Jr
Elizabeth Cook
John Ridley
John Ridley
Isaac Ridley
Elizabeth Ridley
Thomas Ridley III
Mary Ridley
Jerusha Ridley
Hannah Ridley
Lucretia Ridley
Deliverance Ridley

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Age 30

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

Age 30

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places in England so named, especially the one in Northumberland, which, like that in Cheshire, is derived from Old English geryd ‘channel’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Those in Essex and Kent appear in Domesday Book as Retleia and Redlege respectively, and get their names from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + lēah.2 Possibly also an altered spelling of German Riedel or Riedler ( see Ridler ).

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

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  • Thomas Ridley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Ridley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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