Bathsheba May Lathrop

6 August 1773–12 September 1829 (Age 56)
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Bathsheba May

When Bathsheba May Lathrop was born on 6 August 1773, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Lothrop, was 25 and her mother, Bathsheba May, was 25. She married William Nelson on 24 March 1792, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 12 September 1829, in her hometown, at the age of 56.

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William Nelson
Bathsheba May Lathrop
Marriage: 24 March 1792

Spouse and Children

24 March 1792
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Lothrop





World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 3

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 15

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

English: probably a variant of Lothrop . Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from Layerthorpe in York, which is named from Old Norse leirr ‘clay’ or leira ‘clayey place’ + þorp ‘outlying farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bathsheba May Lothrop in entry for William Nellson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Bathsheba in entry for William Nelson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Bathsheba May Lothren, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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