Alanson Bicknell

29 February 1836–31 October 1871 (Age 35)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Alanson

When Alanson Bicknell was born on 29 February 1836, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Bicknell, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wells, was 37. He married Catherine C. Sweet about 1855. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 October 1871, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alanson Bicknell
1836–1871
Catherine C. Sweet
1836–1896
Marriage: about 1855
Josephine Bicknell
1856–1936
Edward Bicknell
1862–1862
Edwin Bicknell
1864–
Benjamin Adelbert Bicknell
1866–1913
Burrill A. Bicknell
1868–
James B Bicknell
1868–1868
James B. Bicknell
1869–1869

Spouse and Children

    Male1836–1871Male

    Catherine C. Sweet

    Female1836–1896Female

MARRIAGE
about 1855
Ri
children

(7)

    Josephine Bicknell

    Female1856–1936Female

    Edward Bicknell

    Male1862–1862Male

    Edwin Bicknell

    Male1864–Male

    Benjamin Adelbert Bicknell

    Male1866–1913Male

    Burrill A. Bicknell

    Male1868–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 5

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 26

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hanson Bicknell in household of Benjamin Bicknell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alanson Bicknell, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Alanson Bicknell in entry for Burrill Arnold Bicknell, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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