Amariah Holbrook

10 December 1749–5 July 1799 (Age 49)
Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Amariah

When Amariah Holbrook was born on 10 December 1749, in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Holbrook, was 28 and his mother, Patience Fisher, was 24. He married Hannah Hincher on 15 November 1779, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 5 July 1799, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Amariah Holbrook
Hannah Hincher
Marriage: 15 November 1779
Sarah Holbrook
Sally Holbrook
Hannah Holbrook
Patiance Holbrook
Daniel Holbrook
Tirzah Holbrook
Amariah Holbrook

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15 November 1779
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 27

"""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."""""""

Age 40

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Dorset, and Suffolk, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + brōc ‘stream’. The name has probably absorbed the Dutch surname van Hoobroek, found in London in the early 17th century, and possibly a similar Low German surname (Holbrock or Halbrock). Several American bearers of the name in the 1880 census give their place of birth as Oldenburg or Hannover, Germany.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Amariah/Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Amariah Haywood in entry for Sally Haywood, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Amariah Holbrook in entry for Amiah Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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