Job Card

1723–1802 (Age 79)
North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary 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 34. He married Martha Eldred on 1 November 1756, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died about 1802, at the age of 79, and was buried in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Job Card
Martha Eldred
Marriage: 1 November 1756
Matthew Card
Bowen C Card
Martha Card
Robert Card
Stephen Eldred Card
Job Card

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1756North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (4)

    Age 53
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 53
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 63
    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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    Sources (7)

    • Job Card in entry for Card, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • J. Card in entry for John Card, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
    • Jo... Card in entry for Job Card and Barbary Smith, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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