Eleazer Spooner

15 November 1734–March 1813 (Age 78)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Eleazer

When Eleazer Spooner was born on 15 November 1734, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Spooner, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Cushman, was 25. He married Mehitabel Allen on 21 November 1764, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in March 1813, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oakham Center Cemetery, Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Eleazer Spooner
Mehitabel Allen
Marriage: 21 November 1764
Moses Spooner
Lois Spooner
Prince Spooner
Eleanor Spooner
Benjamin Spooner
Mary "Polly" Spooner
Ruby Spooner
Andrew Spooner
Mehitabel Spooner

Spouse and Children

21 November 1764
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Moses Spooner



    Eleanor Spooner


    Benjamin Spooner



+4 More Children

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World Events (4)


Age 42

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

Age 42

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 66

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who covered roofs with wooden shingles, from an agent derivative of Middle English spoon ‘chip’, ‘splinter’. However, from the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, the word had also begun to acquire its modern sense denoting the eating utensil, and in some cases the surname may have been acquired by someone who made spoons, typically from wood or horn.

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

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  • Eleazer Spooner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Eleazer Spooner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Eleazer Spooner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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