William Ager

about 1745–
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

William Ager was born about 1745, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He married Abigail Knapp in May 1770, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in his hometown, and was buried in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Ager
1745–
Abigail Knapp
1748–
Marriage: May 1770
Nabby Ager
1771–
Daniel Ward Ager
1773–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
May 1770
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

World Events (6)

1776

Age 31

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

Age 31

"""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."""""""
1808

Age 63

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Essex): variant of Alger .2 French: from an Old French personal name of Germanic origin, Adigari, equivalent to English Edgar .3 Danish: habitational name from any of several places called Ager, meaning ‘plowed land’.

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

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  • ...will'm Ager in entry for Sally ...ager, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Ager in entry for Nabby Ager, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Ager in entry for Nabby Ager, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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