Abraham Barnes

1689–
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Barnes was born in 1689, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Barnes Jr, was 58 and his mother, Deborah Dix, was 48.

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Family Time Line

Richard Barnes Jr
1631–1708
Deborah Dix
1641–1689
Richard III Barnes
1657–1730
Leonard Barnes
1668–
Sarah Barnes
1669–
Edward F Barnes I
1680–1755
Esther Barnes
1686–1765
Deborah Barnes
1671–
Richard Barnes Jr
1673–1747
Richard Barnes
1673–1759
William Barnes
1676–
Mary Barnes
1678–
Abigail Barnes
1683–
Abraham Barnes
1689–

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1776

Age 87

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

Age 87

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 92

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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