Josiah Lindley

1728–
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Lindley was born on 26 January 1728, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Lindley, was 34 and his mother, Experience Ide, was 31.

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Thomas Lindley
1694–1750
Experience Ide
1696–1751
Isaiah Lindley
1713–1804
Thomas Lindley Jr.
1717–
John Lindley
1719–
Barbara Lindley
1721–1759
Joshua Lindley
1725–1736
Mary Lindley
1727–
Josiah Lindley
1728–
Josiah Lindley
1731–1762

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 48

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

Age 48

"""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 53

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

1 English: habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English līn ‘flax’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Lindley in Leicestershire probably also has this origin, and is a further possible source of the surname.2 German: habitational name from places in Bavaria and Hannover called Lindloh, meaning ‘lime grove’, or a topographic name with the same meaning ( see Linde + Loh ).

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Josiah Lindley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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