John Massey Clatterbuck

1753–
Caroline, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Massey

When John Massey Clatterbuck was born on 11 May 1753, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Clatterbuck, was 17 and his mother, Elizabeth Massey, was 13.

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Richard Clatterbuck
1736–1793
Elizabeth Massey
1740–
John Massey Clatterbuck
1753–
Reuben Clatterbuck
1759–1838

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 5

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 23

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

Age 23

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): variant spelling of Clutterbuck, a name of unknown origin, possibly a garbled form of a Dutch name.

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

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