Martha Ruggles Shannon

Female1 December 1799–8 November 1804

Brief Life History of Martha Ruggles

When Martha Ruggles Shannon was christened on 1 December 1799, in Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Richard Cutt Shannon, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth Ruggles, was 46. She died on 8 November 1804, at the age of 4.

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Richard Cutt Shannon
Elizabeth Ruggles
James Noble Shannon
Elisabeth Shannon
Mary Ann Shannon
Abagail Shannon
John Langdon Shannon
Sophia Shannon
James Noble Shannon
Sarah S. Shannon
Harriet Shannon
Martha Ruggles Shannon

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    World Events (3)

    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.


    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    Name Meaning


    shortened form of Shanahan .

    shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. This Irish surname became established in Scotland in the 14th century.

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

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