Oliver Larkin

about 1749–from 1755 to 1856 (Age 6)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Larkin was born about 1749, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, David Larkin, was 19 and his mother, Mary Knowles, was 19. He died from 1755 to 1856, at the age of 107.

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Family Time Line

David Larkin
1730–1811
Mary Knowles
1730–1815
Gideon Larkin
1748–1856
Oliver Larkin
1749–1856
Dorcas Larkin
1750–
Hazard Larken
1750–1856
Daniel Larkin
1751–1831
Capt David Larkin II
1751–1839
John Larkin
1755–1821
Mary Larkin
1762–1854
Jesse Larkin
1765–

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1776

Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 27

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 27

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Lawrence , formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin (of Low German origin).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce’, ‘cruel’, which was sometimes used as an equivalent to Lawrence.

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

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