Patience Spooner

Brief Life History 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 Votar 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 42.

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Gloud Votar
Patience Spooner
1749–about 1790
Marriage: 30 May 1766
Mary Voter
about 1770–1798
John Voter
about 1770–
Abigail Voter
about 1772–1880
Louis Voter Sr.

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  • Patience Spooner, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Patience Spooner, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Patience Spooner, Spouner, Sponer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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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."""""""

1783 · A Free America

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 from an unrecorded Middle English sponer, of uncertain meaning. It appears to be a derivative of Middle English spon ‘chip of wood, shingle, spoon’, and could denote either someone who made or fitted wooden roofing shingles or who made and sold spoons as eating implements, typically of wood or horn.

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

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