Bezar Ames

Male3 April 1769–20 April 1815

Brief Life History 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

Sources (19)

  • Beza Ames, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Beza Ames, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Beza in entry for Diana Crehore, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    25 April 1791Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (10)

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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

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Amis or from the feminine form, Amice. The Old French word amis, is from Latin amicus ‘friend’, which was used in Late Latin as a term for a man of the lower classes, in particular a slave. There were also derivatives of this as personal names, in particular masculine Amicius and feminine Amicia. Both were in use as personal names in England and may have contributed to the surname.

    German: perhaps a nickname for an active person, from an ancient Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’.

    Dutch: possibly a patronymic from Ame a common personal name in Holland and Friesland, an abbreviated form of an ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps beginning with amel ‘strong’.

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

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