William Shakespeare

1791–1867 (Age 76)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born on 18 January 1791, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Stephen Shakespeare, was 57 and his mother, Martha Geary, was 46. He married Elizabeth Jinnett on 4 March 1813, in Haverford Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newton Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1840. He died on 13 April 1867, in Bedford, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Richland, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shakespeare
1791–1867
Elizabeth Jinnett
1792–1849
Marriage: 4 March 1813
George Washington Shakespeare
1814–1855
Martha Shakespear
1820–1911
Sarah Shakespeare
1816–1878
John Lindsay Shakespeare
1817–1847
William Shakespeare
1822–1871
Hiram G. Shakespear
1824–1877
Elizabeth Jinnett Shakespeare
1826–
Angeline Shakespeare
1829–1898
Andrew Bennett Shakespeare
1832–1925
Shakespeare
1834–1835
child Shakespeare
1834–1835

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1813
Haverford Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

  • George Washington Shakespeare

    Male1814–1855Male

  • Sarah Shakespeare

    Female1816–1878Female

  • Male1817–1847Male

  • Martha Shakespear

    Female1820–1911Female

  • Male1822–1871Male

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1803

Age 12

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1812

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm Shakespear, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Shakespear in entry for William Shakespear and Eunice Breed, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Shakespere, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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