Mercy Hunt

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

The Life Summary of Mercy

When Mercy Hunt was born on 2 February 1733, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Hunt, was 28 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 1752Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    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

    (1997: 54737;2007: 115584; 2010: 158421)English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). 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 .Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Hunter
    Huntley
    Fenton
    Huntington
    Hunte

    Sources (11)

    • Mercy in entry for Hannah Orcutt, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Mercy Hunt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Mercy Hunt, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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