John Whitman

about 1765–
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Whitman was born about 1765, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nicholas Whitman, was 34 and his mother, Mary House, was 30.

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Nicholas Whitman
1731–1803
Mary House
1735–
Asa Whitman
1757–
Deacon Isaiah Whitman
1760–1827
John Whitman
1765–
Pvt Elijah Whitman
1762–1839
Mary Whitman
1765–1849
Eunice Whitman
1769–1837

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 11

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

Age 11

"""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 16

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 Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White , or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White .

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

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