Jonas Parkhurst

15 August 1712–7 April 1798 (Age 85)
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jonas

When Jonas Parkhurst was born on 15 August 1712, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Parkhurst, was 40 and his mother, Abigail Morse, was 35. He married Abigail Bigelow in 1740, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 7 April 1798, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 85, and was buried in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Jonas Parkhurst
Abigail Bigelow
Marriage: 1740
Esther Parkhurst
Ephraim Parkhurst
Nathaniel Parkhurst
Jonas Parkhurst Jr.

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Age 64
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 64
"""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 69
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

(1997: 2281;2007: 4349; 2010: 5708)English: habitational name from any of various places called Parkhurst, such as Parkhurst in Buxted (Sussex), which is recorded as Perkehurst in 1439, and Parkhurst in Abinger (Surrey), which is recorded as Parkherst in 1464. The placenames derive from Middle English park ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc) or parrok ‘enclosure, paddock’ (Old English pearroc) + hirste ‘hillock, copse’ (Old English hyrst).

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

Sources (31)

  • Jonas Parkhurst in entry for Ephraim Parkhurst, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jonas Parkhurst, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jonas Parkhurst, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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