Alanson Bicknell

Male29 February 1836–31 October 1871

Brief Life History 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 in 1857, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. 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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Alanson Bicknell
Catherine C. Sweet
Marriage: 1857
Josephine Bicknell
Edward Bicknell
Edwin Bicknell
Benjamin Adelbert Bicknell
Burrill A. Bicknell
James B Bicknell
James B. Bicknell

Sources (19)

  • Hanson Bicknell in household of Benjamin Bicknell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alanson Bicknell, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Alanson Bicknell, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1857North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    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.


    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: 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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