Phoebe Walkley

Brief Life History of Phoebe

When Phoebe Walkley was born on 8 April 1785, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Timothy Walkley I, was 50 and her mother, Anne Bates, was 40. She died on 24 October 1826, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Timothy Walkley I
Anne Bates
Hannah I Walkley
Sarah Walkley
Anna Walkley
Rhoda Wakely
Stephen Walkley III
Phoebe Walkley
Rebecca V Walkley

Sources (3)

  • Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850 for Jonathan Walkley
  • Jonathan Walkley Family Bible
  • Legacy NFS Source: Phoebe Walkley - Individual or family possessions: birth: 8 April 1785; Connecticut, United States

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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 (Gloucestershire): habitational name from Walkley in Ecclesall (Yorkshire), and perhaps also from a lost or unidentified place with a similar name in southern England. The Yorkshire placename derives from an Old English personal name Walca + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’.

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

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