Japhet Bicknell

Male27 October 1797–15 March 1866

Brief Life History of Japhet

When Japhet Bicknell was born on 27 October 1797, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jesse Bicknell, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Austin, was 23. He married Amey Bennett on 6 February 1820, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. He died on 15 March 1866, at the age of 68, and was buried in Joseph Bennett Lot, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Japhet Bicknell
Amey Bennett
Marriage: 6 February 1820
Joseph Bennett Bicknell
Mary Amy Bicknell
Ann Eliza Bicknell
Mary E. Bicknell
Japheth Dennis Bicknell
William A. Bicknell
Mary E Bicknell

Sources (17)

  • Japtha Bicknall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Japeth Bicknell, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Japheth Bicknell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1820Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    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.

    1811 · USS Revenge

    Age 14

    On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 22

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire, Bickenhall in Somerset or Bignell in Oxfordshire. The former two are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. Bignell is named with the Old English personal name Biga + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Bignell .

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

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