Job Card

Brief Life History of Job

When Job Card was born in 1723, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jonathan Card, was 39 and his mother, Mary Northrup, was 35. He married Martha Eldred on 1 November 1756, in North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died about 1802, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Martha Eldred
Marriage: 1 November 1756
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Sources (7)

  • Job Card, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Job Card, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Job Card, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (4)


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

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): perhaps from Middle English carde ‘card’, an implement for teasing wool for spinning (from medieval Latin cardus) and therefore short for Carder or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wool carders. Alternatively, from Middle English carde ‘playing card’ (Old French carte), also ‘kind of fabric’ (medieval Latin carda), which could have been a nickname given to a card player or a metonymic occupational name for maker and seller of the fabric.

Irish: shortened form of McCard .

French: from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard .

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

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