Mercy Hunt

2 February 1733–10 November 1819 (Age 86)
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Hunt was born on 2 February 1733, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Hunt, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Reed, was 38. She married Andrew Orcutt on 21 March 1752, in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 November 1819, in her hometown, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Orcutt
1715–1801
Mercy Hunt
1733–1819
Marriage: 21 March 1752
Elizabeth Orcutt
1754–1793
Benjamin Orcutt
1755–1780
Samuel Orcutt
1758–
Moses Orcutt
1760–1828
Mercy Orcutt
1762–1840
Silence Orcutt
1764–1831
Hannah Orcutt
1767–1844
Judith Orcutt
1770–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 March 1752
Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Orcutt

    Female1754–1793Female

    Benjamin Orcutt

    Male1755–1780Male

    Samuel Orcutt

    Male1758–Male

    Male1760–1828Male

    Mercy Orcutt

    Female1762–1840Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 43

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

Age 43

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 48

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mercy Hunt, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mercy Hunt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mercy Hunt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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