Jacob Hiatt (1771 - 1830)

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Jacob Hiatt
1771 - 1830
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March 27, 1771
, Surry, North Carolina, USA
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1830
, Jackson, Indiana, USA
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Jacob Hiatt was born on March 27, 1771 at , Surry, North Carolina, USA. He died in 1830 at , Jackson, Indiana, USA at 58 years of age.
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Jacob Hiatt died in 1830 at , Jackson, Indiana, USA at 58 years old. He was born on March 27, 1771 at , Surry, North Carolina, USA. There is no information about Jacob's surviving family.

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In 1805, by the time he was 34 years old, on March 4th, Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated as President of the United States for the second time. He won 72.8% of the popular vote.

In 1807, when he was 36 years old, on February 19th, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr was arrested on charges of treason, accused of plotting to grab parts of Louisiana and Mexico in order to create an independent republic. On September 1st, he was acquitted of the charges. Although he was deemed to be guilty of plotting against the U.S., he was not found to be guilty of an "overt act" - which is the Constitutional requirement to be met. Burr's reputation, after the charges and the duel with Alexander Hamilton, was ruined, however.

In 1816, by the time he was 45 years old, in July, Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Polidori were vacationing in Switzerland, talking about the occult. They challenged each other to write the best horror story they could. Mary (Godwin) Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" - which came to her in a dream. Polidori wrote the short story The Vampyre.

In 1823, at the age of 52 years old, Jacob was alive when on February 20th, British explorer James Weddell's expedition to Antarctica traveled 532 miles south of the Antarctic Circle - the southernmost position any ship had reached before. It would be more than 80 years before anyone sailed farther. The region of the Southern Ocean that he explored was later named the Weddell Sea.

In 1830, in the year of Jacob Hiatt's passing, 10,000 chests of opium were sold in China - one chest was 60–65 kilograms, about 140 pounds, and was worth nearly $740 in US dollars. This worked out to a trade of roughly 7.5 million US dollars in 1830.

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