Priscilla Sampson

18 October 1762–18 April 1844 (Age 81)
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Sampson was born on 18 October 1762, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Elijah Sampson, was 28 and her mother, Ruth Bradford, was 19. She married William J. Soule on 15 April 1784, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 18 April 1844, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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William J. Soule
Priscilla Sampson
Marriage: 15 April 1784
Lucy Soule
William Soule
Samuel Soule
Stephen Soule
Thomas Soule
Elijah Soule

Spouse and Children

15 April 1784
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Lucy Soule





    Thomas Soule


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World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 14

"""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

Age 24

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

A Greek form of the scriptural name, which has been translated from "shémesh," the sun, as "illustrious sun," "splendid sun" (great joy and happiness), "solar, like the sun," and "one who resembles the sun"

Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Soule, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Priscilla Sampson in entry for Thomas Soule, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Priscilla in entry for William Soule, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"

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