Mary Follett

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Follett was born on 27 October 1724, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Follett II, was 29 and her mother, Mary Bishop, was 11721. She married John Bates on 5 May 1748. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Bates
1720–
Mary Follett
1724–
Marriage: 5 May 1748
Molley Bates
1751–
John Bates
1753–
Peggy Bates
1758–
Betty Bates
1761–

Sources (10)

  • Mary Follett, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary Follett, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Follett, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (6)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French fol(l)et ‘fool, jester’.

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

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