Mercy Ann Winsor

Brief Life History of Mercy Ann

When Mercy Ann Winsor was born on 5 August 1761, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Reverend John Winsor, was 38 and her mother, Mercy Smith, was 33. She married Samuel Holmes on 19 December 1779, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 September 1813, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 52.

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Samuel Holmes
Mercy Ann Winsor
Marriage: 19 December 1779
Salome Holmes
Stephen Holmes
John Holmes
Cynthia Holmes
Samuel Holmes

Sources (17)

  • Mercy Winsor, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Mercy Winsor, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Mercy in entry for John Holmes, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Windsor . This is the spelling used for places so named in Devon and Hampshire.

Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Winzer .

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

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