Elizabeth Sweetland

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Sweetland was born on 6 May 1737, in Lebanon, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Swetland, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Guild, was 20. She married Joel Holkins about 1754. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 6 January 1779, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Edmund Johnson
Elizabeth Sweetland
Marriage: 22 June 1769
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Sources (39)

  • Elizabeth Swrotland, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Elizabeth Sweetland, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Elisabeth Sweetland Holkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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Annexed by Connecticut


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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

English: habitational name from Sweetlands Farm in Upottery (Devon), perhaps from Old English swēte ‘sweet, pure, pleasant’ + land ‘land’.

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

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