John Deland IV

3 April 1742–25 November 1800 (Age 58)
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Deland IV was born on 3 April 1742, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Deland, was 22 and his mother, Judith Upham, was 24. He married Hannah Shillaber on 5 December 1765, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 25 November 1800, at the age of 58.

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John Deland IV
Hannah Shillaber
Marriage: 5 December 1765
John Deland
David Deland
Hannah Deland
Lydia Deland
Benjamin Deland
Betsy Deland
Lydia Deland
Betsy Deland
Judith Deland
Jonathan Deland

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5 December 1765
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 34

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

Age 34

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 46

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name from Sorbian delan ‘dweller in a depression’.2 Probably an altered spelling of French Delande, a regional name for someone ‘from Lande’ ( see Lande ), or DesLandes, recorded as a secondary surname of Champigny .

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

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  • John in entry for Jonathan Deland, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • John Deland, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Deland, "Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943"

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