Mercy Marshall

Brief Life History of Mercy

When Mercy Marshall was born about 1688, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Marshall Jr, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Newberry, was 34.

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Samuel Marshall Jr
1653–1727
Rebecca Newberry
1655–1718
Mary Mercy Marshall
1676–1733
Sarah Marshall
1682–
Mercy Marshall
1688–
Mary Marsh
–1696
Samuel Marshall 3rd
1679–1755
Abiall Marshall
1680–1758
Abigail Marshall
1682–1744
Lydia Marshall
1683–
Sarah Marshall
1685–
Noah Marshall
1687–
Preserved Marshall
1691–1748

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    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."""""""

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually an occupational name ‘farrier’, occasionally a status name ‘chief official of a royal household or court; a high officer of state’, from Middle English mareshal and Old French maresc(h)al. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek (see Marszalek ). This name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. It is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Americanized form of German Marschall .

    Americanized form of French Mercier .

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

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