Amariah Holbrook

Male10 December 1749–5 July 1799

Brief Life History 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

Sources (41)

  • Amariah Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Amariah Holbrook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amariah/Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1779Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (10)

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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 called with Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’, such as Holbrook (Derbyshire, Dorset, Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire).

    Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname), a cognate of 1 above.

    History: This name was first taken to America by the brothers Thomas and John Holbrook, who emigrated to MA in the 17th century; their line can be traced back to Dundry, Somerset, England, in the first half of the 16th century. Other English bearers who started early lines of descent in the New World are Joseph Ho(u)lbrook of Warrington, Lancashire, who emigrated to MD as an indentured servant in the later 17th century; Randolph Holbrook, who was in VA in the 1720s but later returned to Nantwich, Cheshire; and Rev. John Holbrook, who emigrated from Handbury, Staffordshire, to NJ c. 1723.

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

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