Amos Puffer

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Puffer was born on 30 March 1757, in Wrentham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Puffer, was 32 and his mother, Jemima Lois Albee, was 29. He married Esther Holbrook on 22 December 1785, in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1757 and Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 1818. He died on 6 August 1832, in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Amos Puffer
Esther Holbrook
Marriage: 22 December 1785
Ruth Puffer
Susan Puffer
Richard Holbrook Puffer
Anna Puffer
Esther Puffer
Amos Puffer
Luke Puffer
Ethan Holbrook Puffer
Sally Puffer

Sources (20)

  • Amos Puffer, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Amos Puffer, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Amos Puffer, "Find A Grave Index"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Puff 2.

English: probably a variant of Pougher, an occupational name from Middle English pougher ‘maker or seller of bags, sacks, or pouches’.

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

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