Elizabeth Perkins

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Perkins was born on 19 May 1733, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Perkins, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Bushnell, was 17. She married Joseph Woodward Jr on 19 May 1748, in Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom in 1745. She died on 28 September 1823, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Westford Hill Cemetery, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Joseph Woodward Jr
Elizabeth Perkins
Marriage: 19 May 1748
Elizabeth Woodward
Joseph Woodward III
Jason Woodward
John A. Woodward
Martha Woodward
William Woodward
Abner Woodward
Phinehas Woodward
Othnail Woodward
Levi Woodward

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  • Elizabeth Perkins, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Elizabeth Woodward, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Elisabeth, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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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."""""""

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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

English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.

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

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