Amasa Ives

18 October 1776–
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amasa

When Amasa Ives was born on 18 October 1776, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abner Ives, was 31 and his mother, Anna Ferguson, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Abner Ives
Anna Ferguson
Eunice Ives
Jesse Ives
Abner Ives
Anna Ives
Amasa Ives
Catharine Ives
Catherine Ives
Charlotte Ives
Shelbourne Ives
Nancy Ives
Diamedia ( Dimedice ) Ives
Dimedice Ives
Trumbull Ives

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World Events (3)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

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.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 5

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 7

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, īwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

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

Sources (3)

  • Amasa Ives, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

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