George McElwain


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George McElwain was born in 1726, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. He died in 1797, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 32

    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.


    Age 50

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 50

    """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."""""""

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bháin (Irish) or Mac Gille Bháin (Scottish) ‘son of the fair-haired lad’, often translated into English as White or Whyte but otherwise indistinguishable, once Anglicized, from Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain in 2 below. Compare Kilbane .

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) Beathan’, a personal name representing a diminutive of beatha ‘life’. Compare McBain .

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

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