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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Family Time Line

Robert Purington
1751–1833
Dorcas Eaton
1760–1840
Marriage: 1777
Abel Purington
1778–1794
Anna Day Purrington
1780–1820
Captain Joshua Purington
1782–1852
Isaac Purington
1785–1849
Hannah Purington
1788–
Joseph Purington
1790–
Samuel Purington
1793–
Mary Purington
1794–1848
Elizabeth Purington
1798–1861
James Purington
1802–1889
David Purington
1804–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1777
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (7)

1760

Age 9

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

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.

Possible Related Names

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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