Amasa Salisbury

3 February 1799–July 1872 (Age 73)
Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Amasa

When Amasa Salisbury was born on 3 February 1799, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Salisbury, was 41 and his mother, Mary Dean, was 22. He married Sarah Spear on 25 November 1835. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in July 1872, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Amasa Salisbury
Sarah Spear
Marriage: 25 November 1835
Helen M Salisbury
Augustus Harrison Salisbury
Dewitt C Salisbury
Almerin Salisbury

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1835
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1811 · USS Revenge
    Age 12
    On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 20
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name primarily from Salesbury in Blackburn (Lancashire) but also occasionally from Salisbury (Wiltshire). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English salh ‘willow, sallow’ + burg ‘fortress’, while the Wiltshire placename arises from a shortened form of the Celtic placename Sorviodunum (from an unknown initial element + Celtic dūno- ‘fort’). In the Old English period the second element was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained etymology) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association the Old English word searu ‘trick’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress, manor, town’ was added. The city is recorded in the Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Amasa Salisbury, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Amasa Salesburg in entry for Dewitt C. Salesburg and Amanda B. Frary, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
    • Amasa Salisbury, "United States Census, 1850"

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