Jonathan Hersey

Male27 June 1764–

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Hersey was born on 27 June 1764, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebed Hersey, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Cushing, was 25. He married Ruth Nichols on 10 February 1788. They were the parents of at least 5 sons.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Hersey
1764–
Ruth Nichols
1767–1834
Marriage: 10 February 1788
Ebed Hersey
1788–1859
Caleb Hersey
1790–1793
Naaman Hearsey
1791–
Caleb Walter Hersey
1794–1873
Stephen Hersey
1796–1850

Sources (23)

  • Jonathan Hersey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jonathan Hearsey in entry for Caleb Hearsey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jonathan Hersey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1788
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 12

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 12

    """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."""""""

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 36

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey and Sussex): variant of Hershey .

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

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