David Dudley

1784–
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of David

When David Dudley was born in 1784, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Major Paul Dudley, was 26 and his mother, Dorothy Reed, was 25.

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Major Paul Dudley
1758–1837
Dorothy Reed
1759–1847
David Dudley
1784–
Harriet Dudley
1793–
John Dudley
1786–
David Dudley
1787–1823
Williard Dudley
1790–
John Dudley
1790–1877
Capt. William Dudley
1793–1863
Willard Dudley
1796–1871
Dorothy Dudley
1802–1889
Harriet Dudley
1804–1886

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 4

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

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

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