Joshua Farnum

20 July 1730–4 March 1816 (Age 85)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Farnum was born on 20 July 1730, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Farnum, was 32 and his mother, Mary Wood, was 29. He married Margaret Thayer on 9 May 1752, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 March 1816, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Farnum
1730–1816
Margaret Thayer
1730–
Marriage: 9 May 1752
Olive Farnum
1753–
Oliver Farnham
1753–
John Farnum
1762–1840
Sarah Farnum
1764–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 May 1752
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 46

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

Age 46

"""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 70

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: variant spelling of Farnham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Farnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joshua Farnum in entry for Olive Farnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joshua Farnum in entry for Olive Farnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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