Capt Abijah Powers

21 July 1727–3 May 1795 (Age 67)
Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abijah

Capt Abijah Powers was born on 21 July 1727, in Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Rebecca Wheeler. He married Mary Wheeler on 24 June 1752, in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 May 1795, at the age of 67, and was buried in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt Abijah Powers
1727–1795
Mary Wheeler
1731–
Marriage: 24 June 1752
Benjamin Powers
1753–
Mary Powers
1756–
John Wheeler Powers
1758–
Abijah Powers
1761–1814
Hannah Powers
1763–
Eleanor Powers
1767–1804

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 June 1752
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (4)

1776

Age 49

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

Age 49

"""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 54

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

English: variant of Power .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Abijah Powers, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abijah Powers, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abijah Powers, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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