Keziah Ellsworth

1766–1839 (Age 72)
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Keziah

When Keziah Ellsworth was born on 5 September 1766, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Gustavas Ellsworth Sr, was 23 and her mother, Keziah Leonard, was 23. She married Mathew Copley on 13 March 1794, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 18 June 1839, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Keziah Ellsworth
Mathew Copley
Marriage: 13 March 1794
Elihu Copley
Hiram Copley
Lester Copley

Spouse & Children

13 March 1794
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 10

"""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 20

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

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Elsworth, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli ( see Ellington ) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’ ( see Worth ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Keziah in entry for Phebe Smith, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Keziah Copley in entry for Phebe Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Keziah Elsworth, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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