Peleg Mitchell

9 April 1759–1831 (Age 71)
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Peleg

When Peleg Mitchell was born on 9 April 1759, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Mitchell III, was 48 and his mother, Mary Starbuck, was 43. He married Lydia Cartwright on 30 December 1779, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1831, at the age of 72.

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Peleg Mitchell
Lydia Cartwright
Marriage: 30 December 1779
Mary Mitchel
George Mitchell
Joseph Mitchell
George Mitchell
Love Mitchell
Sally Mitchell
William Mitchell
Hannah Mitchel
Lydia Mitchell
Peleg Mitchell Jr.
Love Mitchell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1779Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 17
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 17
    """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 22
    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 and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Pileg Mitchell in entry for Mary Stubbs, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Peleg Mitchell - birth: 9 February 1759;
    • Peleg Mitchell Mitchell in entry for Lydia Mitchell Mitchell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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