Mercie Marke

5 February 1667–
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mercie

When Mercie Marke was born on 5 February 1667, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Patrick Mark, was 27 and her mother, Sarah, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Mark
1640–
Sarah
1644–
Sarah Marks
1662–
Peeter Mark
1663–1663
Hannah Mark
1664–
Mercie Marke
1667–
Joseph Marks I
1671–1775

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 109

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

Age 109

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 114

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: from either of two places so called in North Yorkshire, name with Old English mersc ‘marsh’, the -sk being the result of Scandinavian influence.

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

Sources (2)

  • Mercie Mark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mercie Marke, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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