Rachel Little

Female1765–

Brief Life History of Rachel

Rachel Little was born in 1765, in Massachusetts, United States. She had at least 4 sons with John Potter.

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John Potter
1761–1826
Rachel Little
1765–
Hart Potter
1801–1882
John Potter
1804–
Isaac Potter
1808–1863
Nathaniel Potter
1815–1872

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    Children (4)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 11

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 11

    """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."""""""

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 35

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a small man (if not ironic), or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel (see Light 3).

    Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Began ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘little’, e.g. French Petit , Polish Mały (see Maly 1).

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

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