Timothy Nightingal

14 February 1752–1837 (Age 84)
Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Nightingal was born on 14 February 1752, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Nightingale IV, was 24 and his mother, Jemima Speer, was 22. He died in 1837, in Franklin, New York, United States, at the age of 85.

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William Nightingale IV
Jemima Speer
Timothy Nightingal
Daniel Nightingale
Esther Nightengal
Lydia Nightingale
William Nightingal
Jemima Nightingale
Deborah Nightingale
Jeremiah Nightengale

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World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 24

New York is the 11th state.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 45

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale (Old English nihtegal, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’).2 Probably a translation of German and Jewish Nachtigall , or cognates in other languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Timothy Nightingal, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Timothy Nightingale in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
  • Timothy Nightingale in the New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999

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