Capt. Ebenezer Caswell Jr.

Brief Life History of Ebenezer

When Capt. Ebenezer Caswell Jr. was born on 30 January 1730, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Caswell, was 25 and his mother, Mary Sanderson, was 19. He married Zibiah White on 29 October 1755, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 July 1806, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. Ebenezer Caswell Jr.
1730–1806
Zibiah White
1736–1804
Marriage: 29 October 1755
Eunice Caswell
1755–1843
Cyrus Caswell
1759–
Lois Caswell
1763–
Lois Caswell
1768–
Richard Caswell
1759–1838
Pvt Samuel Caswell
1760–1851
Ebenezer Caswell 2nd
1763–1836

Sources (17)

  • Ebenezer Caswell Jr, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850
  • Ebenezer Jr. Caswell, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

World Events (4)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Dorset, Northamptonshire, and Somerset named Caswell, from Old English cærse ‘(water)cress’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’. See also Creswell .

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

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