Joseph Waite

30 November 1732–28 September 1776 (Age 43)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Waite was born on 30 November 1732, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John H. Waite, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Wellington, was 21. He married Martha Stone on 20 January 1763, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1732. He died on 28 September 1776, in Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph Waite
Martha Stone
Marriage: 20 January 1763
Martha "Patta" or "Pattie" Waite
David Wait
Capt Marshall Wait
Joseph Wait

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20 January 1763
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 44

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

Age 44

"""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: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter ), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White .

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

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  • Joseph Wait, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Joseph Wait, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Joseph Wait, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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