Lucretia

about 1768–
Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lucretia

Lucretia was born about 1768, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. She married Philip Adams Austin about 1786, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Philip Adams Austin
1766–1838
Lucretia
1768–
Marriage: about 1786
Marcus Austin
1787–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1786
Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

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

Age 8

"""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.

Age 32

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

A feminine form of Lucretius, derived from "lucrum," gain, profit, advantage.

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Sources (1)

  • Lucretia in entry for Marcus Austin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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