Asa Southwick

3 August 1766–1846 (Age 79)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Asa

When Asa Southwick was born on 3 August 1766, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lawrence Southwick Jr, was 55 and his mother, Patience Handy, was 27. He married Lydia Sherman on 19 March 1795, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1846, in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Asa Southwick
Lydia Sherman
Marriage: 19 March 1795
Hannah Southwick
Lemuel Southwick
Lydia A Southwick
Edmund Southwick
Nancy Southwick

Spouse and Children

19 March 1795
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



    David Southwick


    Isaac Southwick



    Amos Southwick



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World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 10

"""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."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 21

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a number of places so called, for example in Tyne and Wear, Northamptonshire, and Hampshire, named in Old English with sūþ ‘south’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘dairy farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Asa Southwick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Asa Southwick, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • / in entry for Nancy Southwick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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