Jacob Root III

28 July 1716–17 March 1795 (Age 78)
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 March 1795, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 October 1746
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(3)

    David Root

    Male1748–Male

    Asahel Root

    Male1753–1835Male

    Female1756–1845Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 60

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

Age 60

"""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 65

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: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob in entry for Dauid Root, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob in entry for Lucey Root, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob Root, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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