Shakespeare

1784–
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Shakespeare

When Shakespeare was born about 1784, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Stephen Shakespeare, was 50 and her mother, Martha Geary, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Shakespeare
1734–1793
Martha Geary
1745–1793
John Shakespeare
1783–1793
Samuel Shakespeare
1783–
Shakespeare
1784–
Shakespeare
1787–
Thomas Shakespeare
1784–
Elizabeth Shakespeare
1785–
David Shakespeare
1786–
William Shakespeare
1791–1867

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 3

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

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