Bela Bill

Brief Life History of Bela

When Bela Bill was born on 30 March 1777, in Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Bill, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ashley, was 30. He had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Lydia Horton. He lived in Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1840 and Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1865. He died on 2 May 1865, in Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Bela Bill
Lydia Horton
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  • Bela Bell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bela Bill, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Bela Bills, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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1781 · The First Constitution

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.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Bille or Bile, either a pet form of the female names Amabil and Sybil or a survival of Old English Bil or Old Norse Bildr.

English: nickname from Middle English (Old English) bile ‘bill, beak (of a bird)’, perhaps used contemptuously of a person's nose or mouth. It may also be an occupational name from Middle English (Old English) bil(l) ‘bill(hook), pruning hook, halberd’, given perhaps to a user or maker of pruning hooks and similar implements. See Biller 5.

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a promontory or headland, from Middle English bile, bille ‘beak’ (from Old English bile).

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

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