Jacob Mercer

1709–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Mercer was born in 1709, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Mercer, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ann Moore, was 17.

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Family Time Line

John Mercer
1676–1747
Sarah Ann Moore
1692–1750
Jacob Mercer
1709–
Elizabeth Mercer
1716–
James Mercer
1716–
William Mercer
1717–
Jonathan Mercer
1719–
Robert Mercer
1719–
David Mercer
1720–
Job Mercer
1721–
Blanche Mercer
1722–
James Mercer
1725–
Jane Mercer
1726–
Diana Mercer
1726–

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 49

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 67

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

Age 67

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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