Rhoda Harthorn

1 August 1778–9 July 1850 (Age 71)
Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Harthorn was born on 1 August 1778, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Ebenezar Harthorn, was 44 and her mother, Rhoda Howe, was 45. She married Israel Adams on 15 September 1808. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 9 July 1850, in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 71.

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Israel Adams
Rhoda Harthorn
Marriage: 15 September 1808
Ebenezer H. Adams
Rhoda Howe Adams
Amanda Adams
Augusta Adams
Christopher C. Adams
John Adams
Cassandra Adams
Moses Adams
Aaron Adams
Roana Adams

Spouse and Children

15 September 1808


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 10

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

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: habitational name from Hartshorne in Derbyshire or Hartshorn in Northumberland, named from Old English heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + horn ‘horn’, i.e. hill with some fancied resemblance to a hart's horn. Reaney suggests a further possibility: that it could come from the Middle English plant name harteshorn ‘hartshorn’, denoting either of two plants with leaves branched like a stag's antlers: Senebiera coronopus and Plantago coronopus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Harthorn, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rhoda Hawthorn, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Rhoda Harthorn in entry for John Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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