Meletiah Nye

about 1774–5 October 1854 (Age 80)
Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Meletiah

When Meletiah Nye was born about 1774, in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Nye, was 35 and her mother, Melatiah Sturges, was 35. She married Calvin Chaddock on 28 October 1792, in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 5 October 1854, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Calvin Chaddock
Meletiah Nye
Marriage: 28 October 1792
Ebenezer Nye Chaddock
Dulce Nye Chaddock
Sarah S. Chaddock
Moses Gill Chaddock
Roxy Chaddock
Mary Stone Chaddock
Nancy Chaddock
John Shaw Chaddock

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28 October 1792
Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

"""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 26

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 (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ēa ‘river’ and ēg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter ( see Rye ), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Meletiah Chaddock, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Meletiah Nye Chaddock, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Melitia in entry for Ebenezer N. Chaddock, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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