Jemima Everett

about 1745–
Wrentham, Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Everett was born about 1745, in Wrentham, Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Everett, was 28 and her mother, Jemima Mann, was 23. She married Wigglesworth Messinger on 15 August 1765. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters.

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Wigglesworth Messinger
Jemima Everett
Marriage: 15 August 1765
Abigail Messenger
Jemima Messinger
Jerusha Messinger
Pelatiah Messenger
Jason Messinger
Cyrus Messinger
Jonathan Messinger
Artemas Messinger
Eunice Messinger
Lois Messinger
David Avery Messinger
Acery Messenger
Polly Messinger

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15 August 1765


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World Events (6)


Age 31

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

Age 31

"""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."""""""

Age 63

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements eber ‘wild boar’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. The surname was at first found mainly in East Anglia (still one of the principal locations of the variant Everett), which was an area of heavy Norman and Breton settlement after the Conquest. This suggests that the personal name may be of Continental (Norman) origin, but it is also possible that it swallowed up an unattested Old English cognate, Eoforheard.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jemima Everet, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Jemima Everet, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Jemima Everet, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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