Solomon Maynard

8 April 1739–
Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Maynard was born on 8 April 1739, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Maynard Jr, was 34 and his mother, Ann Oaks, was 26. He married Mary Byxbee on 16 May 1784. He lived in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1775.

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Solomon Maynard
Mary Byxbee
Marriage: 16 May 1784

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16 May 1784

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Age 37

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

Age 37

"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.

Age 61

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 (of Norman origin) and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Mainard, composed of the elements magin ‘strength’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Solomon Maynord, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Solomon Maynard, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Solomon Maynard, "United States Census, 1810"

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