Japhet Bicknell

27 October 1797–15 March 1866 (Age 68)
North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Japhet Bicknell
1797–1866
Amey Bennett
1797–1874
Marriage: 6 February 1820
Joseph Bennett Bicknell
1821–1883
Mary Amy Bicknell
1824–1899
Ann Eliza Bicknell
1825–1827
Mary E. Bicknell
1826–1837
Japheth Dennis Bicknell
1831–1907
William A. Bicknell
1836–
Mary E Bicknell
1838–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 February 1820
Rhode Island, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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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:1. habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both 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’. 2. variant of Bignell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Japtha Bicknall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Japheth Bicknell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Japheth in entry for Mary A. Bicknell Earle, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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