Phebe Lord

about 1725–before 26 June 1778 (Age 53)
South Berwick, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Lord was born about 1725, in South Berwick, York, Maine, United States, her father, Benjamin Lord, was 49 and her mother, Patience Nason, was 32. She married Thomas Downs before 12 February 1755, in South Berwick, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died before 26 June 1778, at the age of 53.

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Thomas Downs
1729–1778
Phebe Lord
1725–1778
Marriage: before 12 February 1755
Mehitable Downs
Mercy Downs
Noah Downs

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 12 February 1755
South Berwick, York, Maine, United States
children

(3)

    Mehitable Downs

    FemaleFemale

    Mercy Downs

    FemaleFemale

    Noah Downs

    MaleMale

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 51

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

Age 51

"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

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

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

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