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1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1638 Printing press reaches America
1664 English capture/rename New York
1681 La Salle explores Louisiana
1700 American colonies prosper
1720 Texas becomes Spanish possession
 George Wightman
 b.1632 England
 d.1721 Quidnessett, RI
 Valentine Wightman
 b.1681 Quidnessett, RI
 d.1747 Groton, CT
 Elizabeth Updyke
 b.1644 New Amsterdam, America
 d.1712 Quidnessett, RI
 Abraham Wightman
 b.1711 Groton, CT
 d.1800 Bozrah, CT
 John Holmes
 Susannah Holmes
 b.1682 Newport, RI
 d.1727 Groton, CT
 Mary Sayles
 b.1652 Providence, RI
 d.1717 Warwick or Newport, RI
 Allen Wightman
 b.1742 CT
 d.1783 Onondaga Co., NY
 John Stark
 Susannah Stark
 b.1715 Norwich or Groton, CT
 d.1813 Colchester, CT
 Martha Walworth