Arba Amsden

9 March 1772–7 October 1826 (Age 54)
Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Arba

When Arba Amsden was born on 9 March 1772, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jesse Amsden, was 42 and his mother, Bette Ball, was 40. He married Lois Barber on 21 August 1801, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 October 1826, at the age of 54.

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Arba Amsden
Lois Barber
Marriage: 21 August 1801
Mynot Amsden
Nancy Barber Amsden
Hiram Amsden
Emeline Amsden

Spouse and Children


    Lois Barber


21 August 1801
Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Mynot Amsden


    Nancy Barber Amsden


    Hiram Amsden


    Emeline Amsden


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""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."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 15

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name, from a reduced form of the Oxfordshire place name Ambrosden, which is composed of an Old English personal name Ambre + Old English dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Abel Amsden in entry for Emeline Amsden, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Arba Amsden in entry for Hiram Amsden, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Arba Amsden, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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