Peter Poinsett Sr.

1733–31 October 1817 (Age 84)
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Poinsett Sr. was born in 1733, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Poincett, was 36 and his mother, Jane Esselby, was 33. He married Mrs. Rebecca Poinsett about 1756, in New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 October 1817, in his hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bordentown, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Peter Poinsett Sr.
Mrs. Rebecca Poinsett
Marriage: about 1756
Asa Poinsett
Ann Poinsett
Samuel Poinsett
Peter Poinsett Jr
Thomas Poinsett
Rebecca Poinsett
John Poinsett

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about 1756
New Jersey, British Colonial America


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World Events (5)


Age 42

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 43

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

Age 43

New Jersey is the 3rd state.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Poinset, from a derivative of Old French poinson ‘pointed instrument’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any pointed instrument.

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

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