Joseph Dutton

25 November 1741–7 March 1817 (Age 75)
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Dutton was born on 25 November 1741, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Dutton, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Fitch Adams, was 31. He married Lucy Bigelow on 17 September 1766, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 7 March 1817, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph Dutton
Lucy Bigelow
Marriage: 17 September 1766
Lucy Dutton
Molly Dutton
Patty Dutton
Rebecca Dutton
Molly Dutton
Patty Dutton

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17 September 1766
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 35

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

Age 35

"""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 40

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: habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd(a) ( see Dodd 1) + Old English tūn.

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

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  • Jos Dutton, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Joseph Dutton in entry for Lucy Dutton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Dutton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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