Jacob Edson Sr

1722–1806 (Age 84)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Edson Sr was born on 16 April 1722, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Edson Sr, was 35 and his mother, Joanna Orcutt, was 24. He married Elizabeth Betty Packard on 14 May 1759, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 25 April 1806, in Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jacob Edson Sr
Elizabeth Betty Packard
Marriage: 14 May 1759
Benjamin Edson
Anna Edson
Elizabeth Betty Edson
Jacob Edson
Abiel Edson
Simeon Edson
Sarah Edson
Erene Edson
Levi Edson
Keziah Edson
Olive Edson

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14 May 1759
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 54

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

Age 54

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 64

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from Eade .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Edson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Jacob Edson in entry for Olive Edson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Edson in entry for Olive Edson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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