Hannah Ayers

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Ayers was born on 14 August 1758, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Ayres, was 35 and her mother, Rachel Barnes, was 25. She married Nathaniel Belknap on 31 August 1777, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died before 1797.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Belknap
1748–1826
Hannah Ayers
1758–1797
Marriage: 31 August 1777
Eunice Belknap
1778–1856
Patty Martha Belknap
1779–1840
William Belknap
1781–1812
Nathaniel Belknap
1783–1860
Hannah Belknap
1786–1821
Luke Belknap
1787–1822
Rachel Belknap
1789–1849

Sources (32)

  • Hannah Ayres, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hannah Belknap in entry for Nathaniel Belknap, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Hannah in entry for Nathaniel Belknap, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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World Events (6)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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

English: derivative of Ayer , with excrescent -s. The -s may represent a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’, but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’, i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

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

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