Miriam Nickerson

15 February 1762–24 August 1814 (Age 52)
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Miriam

When Miriam Nickerson was born on 15 February 1762, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Rev. Joshua Nickerson, was 42 and her mother, Thankful Eldredge, was 33. She married Josiah Parsons on 16 June 1782. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 August 1814, in Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Josiah Parsons
Miriam Nickerson
Marriage: 16 June 1782
Polly Parsons
John Parsons
Thankful Parsons
Sheba Parsons
Elisha Parsons
Mehitable Hittie Parsons
Miriam Ruth Parsons

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16 June 1782


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Age 14

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

Age 14

"""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."""""""

Age 27

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mirriam Nickerson, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Miriam Eames, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mirriam Nickerson, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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