Lucy Peabody

28 March 1753–2 June 1835 (Age 82)
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Peabody was born on 28 March 1753, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Peabody, was 38 and her mother, Mary Chadwick, was 39. She married Captain Ivory Hovey on 23 July 1772, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 June 1835, in Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Captain Ivory Hovey
Lucy Peabody
Marriage: 23 July 1772
Israel Hovey
Lucy Hovey
Rebecca Hovey
William Hovey
Charles Hovey
Mary Hovey
Ivory Hovey
Lucy Hovey
Alfred Hovey
Edward Hovey

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  • Marriage
    23 July 1772Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)

    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."""""""
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 47
    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: nickname ‘peacock-body’, from Middle English pe, pey, pay (Old English pēa) ‘peacock’ + body, perhaps for a vain person who dressed ostentatiously. Compare Pea , Peacock .History: The prominent financier and philanthropist George Peabody was born 1795 in South Danvers, now Peabody, MA. His first ancestor in America was Francis Peabody, who emigrated from England in 1635 and settled at Topsfield, MA.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Lucy in entry for Rebecca Hovey, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Susye Peabody, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Lucy Peabody, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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