Jonathan Carver

3 January 1759–
Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Carver was born on 3 January 1759, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain Jonathan Carver, was 48 and his mother, Abigail Robbins, was 33. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1759.

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Captain Jonathan Carver
1710–1780
Abigail Robbins
1726–1762
Mary Carver
1747–1826
Abigail Carver
1748–1829
Sarah Carver
1750–1836
Rufus Carver
1754–
Olive Carver
1757–1789
Jonathan Carver
1759–
Mindwell Carver
1762–1825

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

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

Age 17

"""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."""""""
1791

Age 32

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a carver of wood or a sculptor of stone, from an agent derivative of Middle English kerve(n) ‘to cut or carve’.2 English: occupational name for a plowman, from Anglo-Norman French caruier, from Late Latin carrucarius, a derivative of carruca ‘cart’, ‘plow’.3 Americanized spelling of German Garber , Gerber , or Körber ( see Koerber ).

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

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  • Jonathan Carver, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jonathan Carver, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jonathan <Carver>, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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