Mercy Cole

13 May 1726–
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Cole was born on 13 May 1726, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Cole, was 31 and her mother, Hope Young, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Cole
1694–1743
Hope Young
1697–1743
Elisabeth Cole
1716–
Jonathan Cole
1718–1791
Hope Cole
1720–
Ruth Cole
1722–
Dorcas Cole
1724–1795
Mercy Cole
1726–
Nathanael Cole
1727–
Jesse Cole
1732–1792

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 50

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

Age 50

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 55

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas .2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname Cola (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.3 Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of McCool .

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

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