Zachariah Newton

Brief Life History of Zachariah

When Zachariah Newton was born on 10 March 1737, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joshua Newton, was 33 and his mother, Mary Mercy Temple, was 36. He married Hannah Goodnow on 25 November 1766, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Zachariah Newton
1737–
Hannah Goodnow
1739–
Marriage: 25 November 1766

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  • Zackariah Newton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Zechariah Newton, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Zachariah Newton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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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."""""""

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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