Elizabeth Oakes

21 November 1765–
Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Oakes was born on 21 November 1765, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Owen Oakes, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Mead, was 19.

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David Owen Oakes
1735–1813
Elizabeth Mead
1746–1812
Elizabeth Oakes
1765–
David Oakes
1767–1809

Parents and Siblings

    Male1735–1813Male

    Elizabeth Mead

    Female1746–1812Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 11

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

Age 11

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 16

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

1 English: topographic name, a plural variant of Oak .2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Oakes, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Elizabeth Oakes, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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