Amos Burdick

about 1739–
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Amos

When Amos Burdick was born about 1739, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joshua Burdick, was 29 and his mother, Abigail Lamphere, was 25.

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Joshua Burdick
Abigail Lamphere
Joshua Burdick
Elias Burdick
Carey Burdick
George Burdick
Arnold Burdick
Christopher Burdick
Amos Burdick
Caleb Burdick
Edith Burdick
Abigail Burdick
Parker Burdick
Eunice Burdick
Rachel Burdick

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World Events (3)

Age 37
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 37
"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."""
1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
Age 37
Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English burre-dokke ‘burdock’, the name of a prickly plant with burrs and dock-like leaves (usually Arctium lappa), common on waste ground. It may have been given to someone of a prickly temperament or perhaps to someone with a hoarse voice.Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Boerdijk: habitational name from a settlement named Boerdijk, composed of boer ‘peasant, farmer, countryman’ and dijk ‘dike’.History: Robert Burdick was a freeman of Newport, RI, in 1655.

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

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