Milstead Ryan

1759–
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Milstead

Milstead Ryan was born in 1759, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States.

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1776

Age 17

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

Age 17

"""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."""""""
1807 · Established

Age 48

Amherst was established in 1807 as county seat for the newly formed Amherst County.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: simplified form of Mulryan.2 Irish: reduced form of O’Ryan , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Rian’; Ó Maoilriain ‘descendant of Maoilriaghain’, or Ó Ruaidhín ‘descendant of the little red one’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland; there has been considerable confusion with Regan .3 Americanized spelling of German Rein .

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

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