Bezar Ames

3 April 1769–20 April 1815 (Age 46)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Bezar

When Bezar Ames was born on 3 April 1769, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rev Sylvanus Ames, was 25 and his mother, Huldah Johnson, was 23. He married Rebecca Josselyn on 25 April 1791, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 April 1815, in Dedham, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Bezar Ames
Rebecca Josselyn
Marriage: 25 April 1791
Horace Ames
Bezar Ames
Abigail Ames
Diana Ames
Marcus Ames
Cyrus Ames
Philander Ames
Lydia Eels Ames
Rebecca Josselyn Ames
Charles Henry Ames

Spouse and Children

25 April 1791
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Horace Ames


    Bezar Ames


    Abigail Ames


    Diana Ames


    Marcus Ames


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World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 7

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 14

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.2 German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern German Ameise ‘ant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Beza in entry for Diana Crehore, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Beza Ames, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Beger in entry for Philander Ames, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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