John Randall Jr.

1758–1837 (Age 78)
Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Randall Jr. was born on 21 June 1758, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John William Randall I, was 32 and his mother, Louisa Bumpas, was 26. He married Joanna Phoebe Merchant on 20 April 1780, in Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 19 January 1837, in Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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John Randall Jr.
Joanna Phoebe Merchant
Marriage: 20 April 1780
Arsenath Lena Randall
Elizabeth Randall
John Randall III
Joanna Randall
Lydia Randall
John Marchant Randall
Sally Randall
Lucinda Randall

Spouse & Children

20 April 1780
Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 18

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

Age 18

"""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

Age 23

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: from the Middle English personal name Randel, a diminutive of Rand with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -el.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Randall, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • John Randall, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • John Randal, "Find A Grave Index"

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