William Hoar

30 December 1721–25 April 1795 (Age 73)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When William Hoar was born on 30 December 1721, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Hoar, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Peirce, was 30. He married Sarah Hoskins on 31 January 1745, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1721. He died on 25 April 1795, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Hoar
Sarah Hoskins
Marriage: 31 January 1745
Patience Hoar
William Hoar
Samuel Hoar
Rebeckah Hoar
Mary Hoar
Braddock Hoar
Apollonia Herr
Peter Hoar
Luther Hoar

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  • Marriage
    31 January 1745Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (4)

    Age 55
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 55
    """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 60
    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 (Hampshire):nickname from Middle English hor(e) ‘gray- or white-haired’ (Old English hār). This name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century and was Gaelicized as de Hóir and de Hóra.habitational name from Ore (Sussex), or else a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) bank’, from Middle English or(e) ‘brink, edge’ (Old English ōra).

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

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    Sources (23)

    • William Hoar, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • William Hoar, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • William Hoar, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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