Phoebe Mendenhall

16 August 1761–
Concord MM, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Phoebe

When Phoebe Mendenhall was born on 16 August 1761, in Concord MM, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Philip Mendenhall, was 25 and her mother, Mary James, was 23. She married John Chalfent in 1781. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Chalfent
1757–
Phoebe Mendenhall
1761–
Marriage: 1781
Thomas Chalfant
1783–
Robert Chalfant
1784–
Philip Chalfant
1790–
Betsy Chalfant
1785–
Bessie
1789–
Mary
1791–
Polly
1793–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1781
Delaware,Pennsylvania
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 15

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

Age 15

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 33

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. The place in Suffolk may have been named in Old English as ‘middle nook of land’, from middel + halh, or it may be of the same origin as the Wiltshire place name, ‘Milda's nook of land’, from an unattested Old English personal name + halh. The spelling Mendenhall does not appear in English sources, and this may be a U.S. variant.

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

Sources (1)

  • Phoebe Mendenhall, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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