Josiah Francis

10 September 1745–1778 (Age 32)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Francis was born on 10 September 1745, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Francis, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Hubbard, was 43. He died in 1778, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Francis
1698–1776
Sarah Hubbard
1702–1753
Martha Francis
1727–1766
Joseph Francis Jr
1728–1777
Samuel Francis
1729–1798
Sarah Francis
1731–
Jacob Francis
1732–1829
Sarah Frances
1734–1758
Amos Francis
1736–
Asa Francis
1738–1819
Ruth Francis
1741–1820
Mary Francis
1742–
Josiah Francis
1745–1778

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1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 31

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

Latin: From the Latin name Franciscus, which has been rendered as "one who had visited the Franks," Franck and Frank are baptismal names that were derived from Francis. Franki is a Cornish form of Francis. Female names derived from Francis include Frances and France. Fanny is a nickname of Frances, perhaps at first Franny. Fraing and Frangag are Gaelic forms. Franzilla is a female name derived from Francillon, a diminutive of Francis.

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Sources (2)

  • Josiah Franciss, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Josiah Franciss, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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