Priscilla Chipman Paterson (1761 - 1831)

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Priscilla (CHIPMAN) Paterson
1761 - 1831
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July 25, 1761
Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
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1831
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Priscilla Chipman Paterson was born on July 25, 1761 at Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. She was born into the CHIPMAN family and married into the Paterson family. She died in 1831 at 69 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Priscilla Chipman Paterson passed away in 1831 at age 69. She was born on July 25, 1761 at Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. We have no information about Priscilla's family.

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In 1803, at the age of 42 years old, Priscilla was alive when the first public library in the United States - free to everyone - opened in Salisbury, Connecticut. Damage to books was most often caused by "greasing" - candle wax dripping onto the books. Candles were the only source of light in the evenings.

In 1808, at the age of 47 years old, Priscilla was alive when on February 11th, anthracite coal - the hardest form of coal - was first burned as fuel by Jesse Fell, in Pennsylvania. He burned the coal on an open air grate. This discovery led to the use of coal as the key fuel source of the industrial revolution in the United States.

In 1817, Priscilla was 56 years old when King Ferdinand VII of Spain - who ruled Cuba - issued a royal decree that made the production and sale of tobacco a legal endeavor in Cuba. The decree created the birth of the Cuban cigar industry.

In 1823, she was 62 years old when on April 13th, Franz Liszt - who was 11 - gave a concert in Austria. After the concert, he was personally congratulated by Ludwig van Beethoven.

In 1831, in the year of Priscilla Chipman Paterson's passing, on August 21st, in the United States, Nat Turner's slave rebellion broke out in Southampton County, Virginia. Rebel slaves, led by Nat Turner, killed from 55 to 65 people - the largest and deadliest slave uprising in U.S. history. The rebellion was suppressed after a few days and Virginia executed 56 slaves accused of being part of the rebellion although many were innocent. Nat Turner was captured on October 30th, tried, and hung on November 11th.

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