Mehitabel Eager

Female21 August 1764–

Brief Life History of Mehitabel

When Mehitabel Eager was born on 21 August 1764, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Fortunatus Eager, was 29 and her mother, Tamar Houghton, was 30. She married John Buss in 1792, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Buss
Mehitabel Eager
Marriage: 1792
Betsey Buss
John Buss
Dennice Buss
Fortunatus Horland Buss
Adeline Buss

Sources (19)

  • Mehetibel Eager, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mehitabel Buss in entry for Addeline Buss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mehitabel Buss in entry for Dennice Buss, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    1792Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Name Meaning

    English: in most cases probably a variant of Agar or Ager . The name might also have arisen as a nickname from Middle English egre ‘sharp, sour’ (Old French aigre), which developed various transferred senses when applied to people, including ‘impetuous’, ‘fierce’, and ‘angry’, and is the source of the modern English word eager. However, no Middle English examples of this kind have been found.

    Irish (Cork and Wexford): variant of English Agar . Compare Eagar .

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

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