Abner Dunbar

Brief Life History of Abner

When Abner Dunbar was born on 9 April 1753, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Green Dunbar, was 43 and his mother, Abigail Tucker, was 42. He married Lydia Warren on 31 March 1774, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Leicester, Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1800. He died on 27 June 1835, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Abner Dunbar
1753–1835
Lydia Warren
1752–1823
Marriage: 31 March 1774
Sally Dunbar
1775–1865
Ebenezer Dunbar
1777–1877
Lydia Dunbar
1779–1857
Abigail Dunbar
1782–1872
Simeon Dunbar
1785–
Polly Dunbar
1789–1790
Mary Dunbar
1791–1870
Daniel Dunbar
1794–

Sources (40)

  • Abner Dunbar, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Abner Dunbar, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915" (1753)
  • Abner Dunbar, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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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."""""""

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top, summit’.

History: A family of this name were granted the lands of Dunbar by Malcolm III (1058–1093), and later acquired the earldoms of Dunbar and March. These earldoms were then withdrawn from the family by James I in 1434.

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

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