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1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1700 American colonies prosper
1720 Texas becomes Spanish possession
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1607 Jamestown 1st permanent settlement
1620 Pilgrims to America on Mayflower
1638 Printing press reaches America
1664 English capture/rename New York
1681 La Salle explores Louisiana
 John Wightman
 George Wightman
 b.1632 England
 d.1721 Quidnessett, RI
 Valentine Wightman
 b.1681 Quidnessett, RI
 d.1747 Groton, CT
 Gysbert Updyke
 b.          Holland
 d.1662 Kingstowne, RI
 Elizabeth Updyke
 b.1644 New Amsterdam, America
 d.1712 Quidnessett, RI
 Catherine Smith
 Abraham Wightman
 b.1711 Groton, CT
 d.1800 Bozrah, CT
 Obadiah Holmes
 John Holmes
 Katherine Hyde
 Susannah Holmes
 b.1682 Newport, RI
 d.1727 Groton, CT
 John Sayles
 b.1630 Massachusetts Bay Colo
 Mary Sayles
 b.1652 Providence, RI
 d.1717 Warwick or Newport, RI
 Mary Williams
 b.1633 Plymouth Colony, MA
 d.1681 Middletown, RI