Asa Battles

Brief Life History of Asa

When Asa Battles was born in 1758, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Battles, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Curtis, was 28. He married Mary Pratt on 17 April 1788, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 21 August 1859, at the age of 101.

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Asa Battles
Mary Pratt
Marriage: 17 April 1788
Polly Battles
Hannah Battles
Asa Battles
Capt John Battles
Betsey Battles
Susanna Battles
Amelia Battles
Isabelle Battles

Sources (9)

  • Asa in entry for John Battles, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Asa in entry for Ara Battles, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Asa Battles in entry for William Battles, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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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."""""""

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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: variant of Battle .

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

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