Mercy Wetherell

1747–February 1825 (Age 78)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mercy

Mercy Wetherell was born in 1747, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She married Lemuel Bates on 16 October 1766. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in February 1825, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel Bates
1738–
Mercy Wetherell
1747–1825
Marriage: 16 October 1766
Lemuel Bates
1767–
Bates
1769–1775
Child Bates
1771–1776
Ruth Bates
1775–1847
Mercy Bates
1776–1848

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1766
  • Children

    (5)

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 29
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 29
    """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."""""""
    1788 · The First Presidential Election
    Age 41
    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria named Wetheral, from Old English weðer ‘wether’, ‘ram’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Weatherall
    Weatherill
    Wetherald
    Wetherall
    Wetherill
    Witherell
    Witherow

    Sources (1)

    • Mercy Wetherel, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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