Cephas Niles

27 June 1783–6 May 1791 (Age 7)
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Cephas

When Cephas Niles was born on 27 June 1783, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Niles, was 50 and his mother, Abigail Munn, was 36. He died on 6 May 1791, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

David Niles
1733–1812
Abigail Munn
1746–1844
David Niles
1777–1791
Asa Niles
1780–1791
Cephas Niles
1783–1791
Barak Niles
1785–1869
Abigail Niles
1787–

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 5

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps a patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal ( see Nelson ).2 Possibly a variant of German Neils , a derivative of the personal name Cornelius .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Cephas Niles, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Cephas Niles, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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