Nancy Pease

2 September 1756–25 April 1782 (Age 25)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Pease was born on 2 September 1756, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ephraim Pease, was 38 and her mother, Tabitha Abbe, was 36. She married Captain Augustus Diggins on 29 April 1773, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. She died on 25 April 1782, in her hometown, at the age of 25, and was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Captain Augustus Diggins
Nancy Pease
Marriage: 29 April 1773

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29 April 1773
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

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Age 20

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

Age 20

"""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 25

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: from Middle English pese ‘pea’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of peas, or a nickname for a small and insignificant person. The word was originally a collective singular (Old English peose, pise, from Latin pisa) from which the modern English vocabulary word pea is derived by folk etymology, the singular having been taken as a plural.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Diggins, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nancy Pease in entry for Augustus Diggins, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nancy Diggins, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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