Mehitabel Eager

21 August 1764–
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mehitabel

When Mehitabel Eager was born on 21 August 1764, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Fortunatus Eager, was 29 and her mother, Mehetabel Bigelow, was 31. 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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John Buss
Mehitabel Eager
Marriage: 1792
Betsey Buss
John Buss
Dennice Buss
Fortunatus Horland Buss
Adeline Buss

Spouse and Children

Massachusetts, United States


    Betsey Buss


    John Buss


    Dennice Buss



    Adeline Buss


Parents and Siblings




    Fortunatus Jr. Eager


World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 12

"""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.

Age 36

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: variant of Edgar .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mahitable Buss in entry for Adeline Putnam, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • 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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