Patience Spooner

9 October 1749–about 1790 (Age 40)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Patience

When Patience Spooner was born on 9 October 1749, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Spooner, was 37 and her mother, Mary Crapo, was 36. She married Gloud Voter on 30 May 1766, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died about 1790, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Gloud Voter
1742–1803
Patience Spooner
1749–1790
Marriage: 30 May 1766
Mary Voter
1770–1798
John Voter
1770–
Abigail Voter
1772–1880
Louis Voter Sr.
1774–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 May 1766
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
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."""
1783 · A Free America

Age 34

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who covered roofs with wooden shingles, from an agent derivative of Middle English spoon ‘chip’, ‘splinter’. However, from the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, the word had also begun to acquire its modern sense denoting the eating utensil, and in some cases the surname may have been acquired by someone who made spoons, typically from wood or horn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Patience Spooner, Spouner, Sponer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Patience Spooner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Patience Spooner, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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