Jeremiah Bickford

15 February 1721–20 May 1793 (Age 72)
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Bickford was born on 15 February 1721, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jeremiah Bickford, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Young, was 36. He married Abigail Holbrook on 4 June 1740, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 20 May 1793, in Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jeremiah Bickford
Abigail Holbrook
Marriage: 4 June 1740
Jemima Bickford
Ruhamah Bickford
Hannah Bickford
Martha Bickford
Sarah Bickford
Abigail Bickford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1740Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (2)

    Age 55
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 55
    """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: habitational name from either Beckford Farm in Membury (Devon), Bickford Town in Plympton Saint Mary (Devon), or Bickford in Staffordshire. Beckford Farm is from the Old English personal name Becca + Old English ford ‘ford’, whereas the other two examples are derived from the Old English personal name Bicca + ford ‘ford’. The surname is more common in Devon and Cornwall.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Jeremiah Bickford, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Elisha Bickfoord, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Jeremiah Bigford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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