Thomas Eaton

1 January 1722–
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Eaton was born on 1 January 1722, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Eaton, was 26 and his mother, Mary Gowing, was 24. He married Mehitable Barker about 1740, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1723.

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Thomas Eaton
Mehitable Barker
Marriage: about 1740
Thomas Burne Eaton
Ebenezer Eaton

Spouse and Children

about 1740
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 61

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named from Old English ēa ‘river’ or ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Eaton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Eaton in entry for Esther P Eaton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Thomas Eaton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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