Joshua Sparrow

4 September 1735–
Eastham, Barnstable, MA

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Sparrow was born on 4 September 1735, his father, Jonathan Sparrow 3rd, was 40 and his mother, Dorcas Vickery, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Sparrow 3rd
1695–1790
Dorcas Vickery
1698–1776
Dorcas Sparrow
1722–1798
Jonathan Sparrow
1726–1769
Benjamin Sparrow
1727–
Isaac Sparrow
1730–
Joshua Sparrow
1735–
Phebe Sparrow
1737–1829
Solomon Sparrow
1739–

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World Events (6)

1776

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: nickname from Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’, perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Joshua Sparrow, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joshua Sparrow - birth: 4 September 1735;

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