Temperance Wardwell

July 1763–
York, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Temperance

When Temperance Wardwell was born in July 1763, in York, York, Maine, United States, her father, Captain Daniel Wardwell, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Staples, was 31.

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Captain Daniel Wardwell
1734–1803
Sarah Staples
1731–1817
Eliakim Wardwell
1755–1844
Colonel Jeremiah Wardwell
1756–1825
Abigail Wardwell
1759–1823
Capt. Daniel Wardwell Jr
1760–1844
Tryphena Wardwell
1761–1813
Temperance Wardwell
1763–
Sarah Wardwell
1765–1785
Mercy Wardwell
1770–1837
Charles Wardwell
1772–
Samuel Wardwell
1774–1858

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 13

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

Age 13

"""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."""""""
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 41

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Wardle or a habitational name from a place called Wordwell in Suffolk, probably named with an Old English wride ‘bend’ + well ‘stream’.

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

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