Heman Dowd

1776–3 January 1817 (Age 41)
Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Heman

When Heman Dowd was born in 1776, in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Bailey Dowd, was 28 and his mother, Beulah Merrill, was 27. He had at least 6 sons and 2 daughters with Charlotte Bishop. He died on 3 January 1817, in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Heman Dowd
Charlotte Bishop
Nathaniel Dowd
Charlotte Doud
Jared Dowd
Heman Dowd
Heman Dowd
Nathaniel Doude
Lucinda Dowd
Benjamin Dowd

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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 0

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 12

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda ‘descendant of Dubhda’, a byname derived from dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’. The family were chieftains in Sligo and Mayo.2 English: from the personal name Dowd, a variant of David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Heman Dowd, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Heman Dowd in entry for Charlotte Dowd, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Heman Dowd in entry for Heman Dowd, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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