James Bicknell

13 May 1702–31 July 1777 (Age 75)
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Bicknell was born on 13 May 1702, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Zachariah Bicknell, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Smith, was 32. He married Ruth Fuller about 1727, in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America in 1725. He died on 31 July 1777, in Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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James Bicknell
Deborah Cadwell
Marriage: 5 November 1740
Moses Bicknell
James Bicknell
Jerusha Bicknell
Moses Bicknell
Ruth Bicknell

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5 November 1740
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 74

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

Age 74

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. 2. variant of Bignell .

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

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  • James Bicknell in entry for Deborah Bicknell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • James Bicknell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • James Bicknell, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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