Thomas Peabody

Male4 February 1769–26 February 1821

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Peabody was born on 4 February 1769, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Peabody, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Pearl, was 23. He married Mehitable Porter in 1800, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 26 February 1821, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Central Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Thomas Peabody
Mehitable Porter
Marriage: 1800
Louisa Jennett Peabody

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  • Thomas Peabody, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thomas Peabody, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • Thomas Peabody, "Find A Grave Index"

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    1800Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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    Age 7

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 7

    """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 14

    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

    English: nickname ‘peacock-body’, from Middle English pe, pey, pay (Old English pēa) ‘peacock’ + body, perhaps for a vain person who dressed ostentatiously. Compare Pea , Peacock .

    History: The prominent financier and philanthropist George Peabody was born 1795 in South Danvers, now Peabody, MA. His first ancestor in America was Francis Peabody, who emigrated from England in 1635 and settled at Topsfield, MA.

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

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