Ebenezer Oakes

Brief Life History of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Oakes was born on 19 February 1772, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Oakes, was 38 and his mother, Mary Blunt, was 23. He married Catherine Allen on 4 July 1800. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 13 December 1857, in Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Madrid, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Ebenezer Oakes
Catherine Allen
Marriage: 4 July 1800
Gilbert Oakes

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  • Ebenezer Oaks, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ebenezer Oaks, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Ebenezer Oakes, "Find A Grave Index"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name, a variant of Oak with either an original plural -s or an excescent -s added later to the surname.

Irish (Louth, Wexford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

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