Lucretia Oakes

20 February 1762–
New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Lucretia

When Lucretia Oakes was born on 20 February 1762, in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Nathan Oakes, was 33 and her mother, Amy Wyman, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Oakes
1728–1781
Amy Wyman
1734–1775
Edward Oakes
1752–1775
Elizabeth Oakes
1754–1828
Sarah Oakes
1756–
John Oakes
1759–1845
Lucretia Oakes
1762–
Mary Oakes
1765–1824
Lydia Oakes
1769–
Samuel Oakes
1772–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 14

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

Age 14

"""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."""""""
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 42

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

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.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Lucretia Oakes, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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