Atwood Aiken

6 September 1756–1832 (Age 75)
Meadow Brook, Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Atwood

When Atwood Aiken was born on 6 September 1756, in Meadow Brook, Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Aikens Sr, was 33 and his mother, Jerusha Atwood, was 25. He married Hannah Willis on 9 December 1779, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1832, at the age of 76.

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Atwood Aiken
Hannah Willis
Marriage: 9 December 1779
Betsy Aiken
Calvin Aiken
Polly Aiken
Solomon Aiken
Jerusha Aiken

Spouse and Children

9 December 1779
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 20

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

Age 20

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 44

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Atwood Aikens, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Atwood Aiken, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Atwood Aiken in entry for Solomon Aiken, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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