Robert Purington

21 April 1751–1 April 1833 (Age 82)
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Purington was born on 21 April 1751, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Captain Joshua Purrington, was 34 and his mother, Mary Munson, was 28. He married Dorcas Eaton in 1777. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 April 1833, in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hartwell Little Cemetery, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Robert Purington
Dorcas Eaton
Marriage: 1777
Abel Purington
Anna Day Purrington
Captain Joshua Purington
Isaac Purington
Hannah Purington
Joseph Purington
Samuel Purington
Mary Purington
Elizabeth Purington
James Purington
David Purington

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Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

Age 25

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

Age 25

"""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

English: variant of Purrington .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Purington, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Robert Purington, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Robert Purington in entry for Saml. Purington, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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