Hannah Walker

5 August 1753–
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

Hannah Walker was born on 5 August 1753, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She married Joshua Turner before 1771. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Joshua Turner
1753–
Hannah Walker
1753–
Marriage: before 1771
Otis Turner
1771–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1771
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 23

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

Age 23

"""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 33

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

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Walker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Walker in entry for Otis Walker Or Turner, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hannah Walker - Government record: birth-name: Hannah Walker

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