William Booker

Brief Life History of William

When William Booker was born on 9 October 1763, in Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, James Booker, was 39 and his mother, Mercy Young, was 35. He married Molly Wheeler on 13 April 1788, in Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 July 1829, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

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William Booker
Molly Wheeler
Marriage: 13 April 1788
Simeon Booker
William Booker Jr
Nancy Booker
David Booker
Adeline E. Booker

Sources (11)

  • William Booker, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • William Booker, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • William Booker, "Find A Grave Index"

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

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."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English bokere, bouker ‘learned man, scholar; scribe’ (Old English bōcere, an agent derivative of bōc ‘book’).

English: variant of Bowker .

Americanized form of German Bucher .

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

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