Jacob Edson

1765–1843 (Age 77)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Edson was born on 20 February 1765, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Edson Sr, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Betty Packard, was 25. He married Eunice Bradley on 29 November 1792, in Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1843, in Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78.

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Jacob Edson
Eunice Bradley
Marriage: 29 November 1792
Royal Edson
George Edson
Eunice Edson

Spouse & Children

29 November 1792
Staffordshire, England


  • Royal Edson


  • George Edson


  • Eunice Edson


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 16

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from Eade .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Edson in entry for Eunice Bradley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob Edson in entry for Royal Edson, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jacob Edson in entry for Eunice Edson, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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