John Armington

12 June 1735–9 June 1818 (Age 82)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Armington was born on 12 June 1735, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Armington, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Chaffee, was 27. He married Ruth Cooper Kent on 11 January 1757, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 9 June 1818, at the age of 82, and was buried in East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Armington
1735–1818
Ruth Cooper Kent
1736–1787
Marriage: 11 January 1757
Silvester Armington
1757–1758
Joseph Armington
1759–1832
Betsey O. Armington
1760–1839
Molly Armington
1760–
Hannah Armington
1764–
Betty Armington
1765–
Russell Armington
1769–1846
Ruth Armington
1771–1857
Olive Armington
1773–
John Armington
1776–1841
Prudence Armington
1778–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 January 1757
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(11)

    Silvester Armington

    Male1757–1758Male

    Male1759–1832Male

    Betsey O. Armington

    Female1760–1839Female

    Molly Armington

    Female1760–Female

    Hannah Armington

    Female1764–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Nicholas Armington

    Male1730–1730Male

    Joseph Armington

    Male1731–1817Male

    Josiah Armington

    Male1733–1736Male

    Male1735–1818Male

    Deliverance Armington

    Female1737–1746Female

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 41

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 45

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

Evidently an English habitational name, probably from Ermington in Devon, which is of uncertain etymology but probably from an Old English personal name Earma + the connective particle -ing- + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘estate’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Amington in entry for Prudence Amington Chaffee, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • John Armington in entry for Sylvester Armington, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Armington, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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