Jacob Root III

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Root III was born on 28 July 1716, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jacob Root Jr, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Goodale, was 29. He married Lucy Burnham on 14 October 1746, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 March 1795, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 78.

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Jacob Root III
1716–1795
Lucy Burnham
1711–1797
Marriage: 14 October 1746
David Root
1748–
Asahel Root
1753–1835
Stephen Root
1755–1836
Lucey Root
1756–1845

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  • Jacob Root, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Jacob in entry for Dauid Root, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob Root, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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

English: perhaps a nickname for a cheerful person, from an unrecorded Middle English rote (Old English rōt) ‘glad, cheerful’.

English: from Middle English rote, route, rotte ‘rote’ (of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth), perhaps used for a player of the medieval stringed instrument, a kind of harp or fiddle. Compare Rutter .

English: perhaps a habitational name from Wroot (Lincolnshire), from Old English wrōt ‘snout, spur of land’.

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

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