Oliver Dakin

Brief Life History of Oliver

When Oliver Dakin was born on 30 March 1727, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Dakin, was 26 and his mother, Mercy Minott, was 24. He married Elizabeth Keyes on 16 November 1749, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 2 June 1805, in Boylston, Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Boylston, Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Oliver Dakin
Elizabeth Keyes
Marriage: 16 November 1749
Joseph Dakin
David Dakin
Polly Dakin
Betty Dakin
Oliver Dakin
Lavinia Dakin
Samuel Dakin
Persis Dakin
David Dakin
Rebecca Dakin
Polly Temple

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  • Oliver Dakin, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Oliver Dakin, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Oliver Dakin, "Find A Grave Index"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dawkin, a pet form of the personal name Daw + the diminutive suffix -kin. The name mostly denoted someone known as ‘little or young Ralph’ or perhaps occasionally ‘little or young David’. Ralph was much commoner than David as a personal name in most parts of medieval England. The -kin suffix may have been used to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name.

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

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