Thomas Aiken

18 September 1739–
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Aiken was born on 18 September 1739, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Akin, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Tripp, was 18. He married Hannah Palmer about 1772, in White Plains, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1790.

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Thomas Aiken
Hannah Palmer
Marriage: about 1772
Phebe Akin
Paulina Akin

Spouse and Children

about 1772
White Plains, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America


    Phebe Akin


    Paulina Akin


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Age 37

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

Age 37

"""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 61

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

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

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

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