John Arnold

about 1689–
Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Arnold was born about 1689, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Henry Arnold, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Colefax, was 36.

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Henry Arnold
1647–1725
Elizabeth Colefax
1653–1725
Hannah Arnold
1676–
Henry Arnold
1684–1724
John Arnold
1689–
Henry Arnold
1678–1724
Sarah Arnold
1682–1763
John Arnold
1683–1741
Elizabeth Arnold
1688–1746
Sarah Arnold
1688–1688
Benjamin Arnold
1690–1724
Arnold
1690–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 87

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

Age 87

"""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 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 92

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold ( see Arnall ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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