Israel Doane

20 December 1750–1 February 1844 (Age 93)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Israel

When Israel Doane was born on 20 December 1750, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Edmund Doane, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Osborn, was 35. He married Desire Nickerson on 17 December 1772, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 February 1844, in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 93, and was buried in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Israel Doane
Desire Nickerson
Marriage: 17 December 1772
Druscilla Doane
Israel Doane Jr.
Daniel Doane Sr.
Clarrisa Doane
Susannah Doane
Allen Doane
Desarta Doane

Spouse and Children

17 December 1772
Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Druscilla Doane


    Israel Doane Jr.



    Clarrisa Doane


    Susannah Doane


+2 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 26

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

Age 26

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 50

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’, meaning ‘the little black one’, a common name in the 16th century in southern Ireland, or Ó Damháin ‘descendant of Damhán’ meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’, a rare Ulster name. See also Devine .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Israel Doane in the Family Data Collection - Births
  • Israel Doane in the Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
  • Legacy NFS Source: Israel Doane - Published information: birth: 20 December 1750; Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

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