James Raitt

Male28 August 1751–28 February 1776

Brief Life History of James

When James Raitt was born on 28 August 1751, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, his father, Capt Alexander Raitt, was 28 and his mother, Miriam Frost, was 28. He died on 28 February 1776, in Jamaica, at the age of 24.

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Capt Alexander Raitt
Miriam Frost
Alexander Raitt
James Raitt
James Reight
William Raitt
John Raitt
Andrew Raitt
Mary Polly Raitt
Miriam Raitt 'Reight'

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  • James Reight, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • James Reitt, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"

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Age 25

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Rait Castle (Nairnshire) or Rait (Perthshire), perhaps with the same origin as Raith , though this is uncertain.

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

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