James Hezekiah Purington

1 August 1811–8 January 1832 (Age 20)
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Hezekiah

When James Hezekiah Purington was born on 1 August 1811, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Purrington, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Hathaway, was 25. He died on 8 January 1832, at the age of 20.

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James Purrington
Lucy Hathaway
George Purrington
Jane Holmes Purington
James Hezekiah Purington
John Avery Purrington
Lucy Bacon Purrington
Elizabeth Martin Purington
James Hezekiah Purington

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World Events (3)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 8

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Purrington .

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

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  • James Hezekiah Purington, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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