Pricilla Sturtevant

11 October 1751–16 March 1834 (Age 82)
Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Pricilla

When Pricilla Sturtevant was born on 11 October 1751, in Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Capt. Josiah Sturtevant, was 31 and her mother, Priscilla Croade, was 23. She married Lieut. John Weston Jr on 23 March 1776, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 16 March 1834, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Middleborough Center, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lieut. John Weston Jr
1734–1815
Pricilla Sturtevant
1751–1834
Marriage: 23 March 1776
Priscilla Weston
1779–1862
Elisabeth Weston
1785–1787
Content Weston
1788–1820
John Weston III
1788–
Hercules Weston
1789–1814
Hannah Weston
1790–1840
Salome Weston
1792–1859
Pricilla Weston
1794–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1776
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

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

Age 43

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

Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for a hasty individual, from Middle English stert(en) ‘to start or leap’ + Anglo-Norman French avaunt ‘forward’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Sturlevant, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Polly Weston in entry for Hercules Weston, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Priscilla, Mrs Sturtevant, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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