Elizabeth Daggett

Femaleabout 1735–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Daggett was born about 1735, her father, Benjamin Doggett, was 35 and her mother, Margery Holmes, was 25. She married Samuel Wheldon on 3 November 1757, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Samuel Wheldon
Elizabeth Daggett
Marriage: 3 November 1757
Rhonda Wheldon
Anne Wheldon
Thankful Wheldon
Rhoda Welden
Jonathan Welden
Samuel Welden

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  • Elizabeth in entry for Ann Whelden, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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  • Marriage
    3 November 1757Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 41

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 41

    """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 65

    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

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): perhaps from an Old French personal name Daguet, a pet form of ancient Germanic Dago. Alternatively, from Old French daguet, a diminutive of dague ‘dagger’, for one who wore or threatened to use a dagger. Compare Dagg and Dagger .

    History: John Daggett came from England to Watertown, MA, in 1630, and moved to Rehoboth, MA, in 1646. He was one of the original proprietors of Martha's Vineyard in 1642 and by 1651 had settled there permanently.

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

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