Forbush Wood

Male1760–

Brief Life History of Forbush

Forbush Wood was born in 1760, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. He married Hannah Ashley on 20 November 1788, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Forbush Wood
1760–
Hannah Ashley
1764–1852
Marriage: 20 November 1788

Sources (7)

  • Forbush Wood, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Forbush Wood, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Forbush Wood, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    20 November 1788Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1776

    Age 16

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 16

    """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."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .

    English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).

    Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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