William Borden

Male6 February 1772–2 May 1834

Brief Life History of William

When William Borden was born on 6 February 1772, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Borden, was 38 and his mother, Peace Borden, was 35. He married Rebecca Church on 22 September 1796, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 May 1834, in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Borden
Rebecca Church
Marriage: 22 September 1796
Earl Borden
Ruth Borden
Earle Borden
John Borden
Abby Harper
Ann Borden
Samuel Borden
Mary Ann Borden
William Borden

Sources (10)

  • William Borden, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • William Borden, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William Borden, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    22 September 1796Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 4

    """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."""""""


    Age 17

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): habitational name from Borden in Kent or Bordon in Hampshire. The one in Kent is perhaps derived from Old English bord ‘board, plank’ or bor ‘hill’ + denu ‘valley’ or denn ‘(swine) pasture’. Bordon in Hampshire is ‘Burdon's valley’, from the Middle English surname Burdon + Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu).

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

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