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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Joseph Francis
Sarah Hubbard
Martha Francis
Joseph Francis Jr
Samuel Francis
Sarah Francis
Jacob Francis
Sarah Frances
Amos Francis
Asa Francis
Ruth Francis
Mary Francis
Josiah Francis

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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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