Jemima Whittemore

Female19 February 1749–February 1804

Brief Life History of Jemima

When Jemima Whittemore was born on 19 February 1749, in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Whittemore, was 29 and her mother, Mary Sherman, was 30. She married Samuel Pierce on 26 December 1784, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in February 1804, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Pierce
1740–1803
Jemima Whittemore
1749–1804
Marriage: 26 December 1784
Samuel Pierce
1785–1853
Eliza Peirce
1792–1875

Sources (8)

  • Jemima Whittemore, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jamima Whittemore, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Jemima Whittemore, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1784Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)

    1776

    Age 27

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 27

    """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 32

    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

    English (Bedfordshire): variant of Whitmore .

    History: Thomas Whittemore came from England to Charlestown, MA, in or c. 1639. Amos Whittemore, born in Cambridge, MA, in 1759 was an inventor and gunsmith, and another Thomas Whittemore was born in Boston in 1800; he was a Universalist clergyman and MA legislator.

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

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