Elizabeth Colton

about 1750–1 October 1790 (Age 40)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Colton was born about 1750, in Massachusetts, United States. She married Abner Eddy on 20 November 1777, in Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 1 October 1790, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Abner Eddy
1747–1824
Elizabeth Colton
1750–1790
Marriage: 20 November 1777
Claramond Eddy
1779–1799
Dexter Eddy
Abner Eddy
1788–1858
Ira Eddy
1790–1826

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 November 1777
Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

    Claramond Eddy

    Female1779–1799Female

    Male1788–1858Male

    Male1790–1826Male

    Dexter Eddy

    MaleMale

World Events (4)

1776

Age 26

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

Age 26

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Colton, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Elizabeth Colton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Elizebeth in entry for Abner Eddy, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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