Thomas Liston

1698–
New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Liston was born about 1698, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Morris Liston Sr., was 61 and his mother, Jane Greaves Milcom, was 53.

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Morris Liston Sr.
1637–1709
Jane Greaves Milcom
1645–1711
Sarah Liston
1680–1710
John Liston
1686–1712
Sarah Liston
1688–1710
Thomas Liston
1698–
Liston
1699–
Janet Liston
1688–
Patrick Liston
1690–
Edmund E. Liston
1694–1760
Morris Liston Jr.
1698–1780
Jean Liston
1700–

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World Events (3)

1698 · Pirates Sail Along Delaware

Age 0

From 1698-1700 pirates including Captain Kidd sailed along Delaware. Most of their activity was in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
1776

Age 78

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

Age 78

"""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: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

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