Hannah Morley

30 December 1755–
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Morley was born on 30 December 1755, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Isaac Morley Sr., was 27 and her mother, Hannah Miller, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Manasseh Fronet French.

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Family Time Line

Manasseh Fronet French
1751–
Hannah Morley
1755–
Esther French
1777–1810
Richard C. French
1780–1849

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Esther French

    Female1777–1810Female

    Richard C. French

    Male1780–1849Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1728–1799Male

    Hannah Miller

    Female1733–1797Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 21

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

Age 21

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places called Morley (for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, Norfolk, and West Yorkshire), or Moreleigh in Devon, all of which are named from Old English mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of French Morlet, a nickname from a diminutive of Old French mor ‘brown’, ‘dark’ (from Latin Maurus ‘Moor’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah in entry for Esther French, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Morley, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Hannah in entry for Esther French, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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