26 December 1738–7 February 1819 (Age 80) Cadoxton Juxta Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
The Life of Benjamin
Benjamin Conway Sr was born on 26 December 1738, in Cadoxton Juxta Neath, Glamorgan, Wales. He had at least 1 son with Rebecca. He died on 7 February 1819, in Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.
Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
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."""""""
1 Irish: Anglicized form of various Gaelic names, such as Mac Conmidhe ( see McNamee ); Ó Connmhaigh or Mac Connmhaigh (‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’, a personal name derived from connmach ‘headsmashing’), also Anglicized as Conoo; and Ó Conbhuide (‘descendant of Cú Bhuidhe’, a personal name composed of the elements cú ‘hound’ + buidhe ‘yellow’).2 Welsh: habitational name from Conwy (formerly Conway), a fortified town on the coast of North Wales, itself named for the river on which it stands.3 Scottish: habitational name from Conway in the parish of Beauly, recorded c.1215 as Coneway and in 1291 as Convathe. It probably gets its name from Gaelic coinmheadh ‘billet’, ‘free quarters’, being so named as the district in which the local lord's household troops were billeted.