Thomas Temple

24 November 1775–27 August 1798 (Age 22)
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Temple was born on 24 November 1775, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Josiah Temple, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Pitts, was 29. He married Ruth Littlefield on 30 November 1797. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 27 August 1798, at the age of 22, and was buried in Church Hill Cemetery, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Temple
1775–1798
Ruth Littlefield
1780–1855
Marriage: 30 November 1797
Eliza Temple
1798–1832

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 November 1797
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Temple

    Male1742–1824Male

    Elizabeth Pitts

    Female1746–1828Female

siblings

(10)

    Josiah Temple

    Male1773–1800Male

    John Temple

    Male1774–1869Male

    Male1775–1798Male

    Elizabeth Temple

    Female1778–1798Female

    David Temple

    Male1780–1800Male

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1776

Age 1

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

Age 1

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 8

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Temple, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Thomas Tomple, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Temple in entry for Eliza Temple, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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