Peter Nourse

10 October 1774–25 March 1840 (Age 65)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Peter

When Peter Nourse was born on 10 October 1774, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Nurse, was 25 and his mother, Ruth Barrett, was 24. He married Mary Barnum on 21 September 1814, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 25 March 1840, in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 65.

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Peter Nourse
Mary Barnum
Marriage: 21 September 1814

Spouse and Children

21 September 1814
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Ruth Nourse


    Jonathan Nourse


    Hannah Nourse


    Calvin Nourse


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Norris 3.

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

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  • Peter Nurss, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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