Patience Downing

Female27 July 1770–August 1786

Brief Life History of Patience

When Patience Downing was born on 27 July 1770, in Deering, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joshua Downing, was 36 and her mother, Lucy, was 36. She married John Place Jr. on 11 January 1781, in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in August 1786, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 16.

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John Place Jr.
Patience Downing
Marriage: 11 January 1781
Noah Place
Moses Place
Patience Place

Sources (2)

  • Patience Downing, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Patience Downing, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1781Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (5)


    Age 6

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 6

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 11

    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

    Irish (Cork and Kerry): sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen ).

    English: from the Middle English personal name Dun(n)ing, Douning (Old English Dunning, a derivative of Old English Dunna (see Dunn ).

    English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on the hill, an -ing derivative of Middle English doun ‘hill’, equivalent to Downer . This formation is characteristic of Devon (compare Brooking ).

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

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