Olive Grow

28 July 1750–29 October 1838 (Age 88)
York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Olive

When Olive Grow was born on 28 July 1750, in York, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Edward Grow, was 29 and her mother, Olive Farnam, was 25. She married Thomas Harmon on 16 March 1771, in York, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in York Village, York, York, Maine, United States in 1750. She died on 29 October 1838, at the age of 88, and was buried in York, York, Maine, United States.

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Thomas Harmon
Olive Grow
Marriage: 16 March 1771
Olive Harmon
Paulina Harmon
Hannah Harmon
Thomas Harmon
Catherine Harmon
Sally Harmon
Lydia Harmon
Nancy Harmon
Mary Harmon

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16 March 1771
York, York, Maine, United States


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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

North German:1. variant of Groh , 2. variant of Growe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Grow in entry for Thomas Harmon, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Olive Grow in entry for Paulina Harmon, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Olive Grow in entry for Katy Harmon, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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