Patience Southworth

1 January 1730–
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Patience

When Patience Southworth was born on 1 January 1730, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Benjamin Southworth, was 48 and her mother, Susanna Palmer, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Southworth
1681–1758
Susanna Palmer
1692–1746
Elizabeth Southworth
1723–
Benjamin Southworth
1725–1784
Isaac Southworth
1727–1761
Patience Southworth
1730–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 46

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""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

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire (formerly in Lancashire), so named from Old English sūð ‘south’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

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  • Patience Southworth, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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