Margaret (Peggy) Stockton (1764 - 1832)

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Margaret (Peggy) Stockton
1764 - 1832
May 28, 1764
November 17, 1832
Margaret (Peggy) Stockton was born on May 28, 1764. Their maiden name is Peggy and they married into the Stockton family. According to their family tree, they married John Cotton. Margaret died on November 17, 1832 at 68 years old.
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Margaret (Peggy) Stockton passed away on November 17, 1832 at age 68. Margaret was born on May 28, 1764. According to their family tree, they married John Cotton.

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In 1808, when this person was 44 years old, on February 6th, the ship Topaz - which had sailed out of Boston, hunting seals - rediscovered Pitcairn Island. The mutineers from the HMS Bounty had gone there after the mutiny in April of 1789. Only one HMS Bounty mutineer was still alive, John Adams, who had changed his name to Alexander Smith.

In 1809, Margaret was 45 years old when on March 4th, James Madison was inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States. Madison ended his inaugural address with "gratitude towards people in the past who had done so much for the United States, and wished the best for the future of this young thriving country".

In 1816, this person was 52 years old when 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 1822, by the time this person was 58 years old, on July 3rd, Charles Babbage published a proposal for a forerunner of the modern computer. Called a "difference engine", it calculated logarithms and trigonometric functions. Babbage wanted to eliminate the errors that occurred through the use of human "calculators" by creating a machine to do the same work. While a prototype was begun, it was never completed.

In 1832, in the year of Margaret (Peggy) Stockton's passing, on August 2nd, the Bad Axe Massacre ended the last major Native American rebellion east of the Mississippi River. The Massacre was the last battle of the war between white settlers and militia in Illinois and Michigan Territory and the Sauk and Fox tribes. 400 - 500 of the Native American warriors were killed outright. Some escaped but were soon killed by Sioux, who were working with the US soldiers.

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