Josiah Alvord

12 November 1735–
Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Alvord was born on 12 November 1735, in Sunderland, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Josiah Alvord, was 31 and his mother, Lydia Billings, was 22. He married Lucy Perrin about 1779, in Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Josiah Alvord
1735–
Lucy Perrin
1746–
Marriage: about 1779
Josiah Alvord
1780–1861
Alemorine Alvord
1790–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1779
Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (6)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 65

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Southwestern English: variant of Alford , from Alford in Somerset; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josiah Alvard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Josiah Alvord, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Josiah Alvard, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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