Joseph Adams Root

Male2 May 1784–4 May 1844

Brief Life History of Joseph Adams

When Joseph Adams Root was born on 2 May 1784, in Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Root, was 39 and his mother, Elisabeth Adams, was 36. He married Aphia Clark on 6 February 1811, in Tolland, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 May 1844, in Otis, Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph Adams Root
Aphia Clark
Marriage: 6 February 1811
Harriet L. Root
Caroline Amelia Root
Laurens Mattoon Root
Aurelius Clark Root
Washington Mc Donough Root
John Q. Root

Sources (13)

  • Joseph Adams Root, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joseph A Root, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Joseph Adams Root, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1811Tolland, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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

    Age 3

    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.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 16

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a nickname for a cheerful person, from an unrecorded Middle English rote (Old English rōt) ‘glad, cheerful’.

    English: from Middle English rote, route, rotte ‘rote’ (of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth), perhaps used for a player of the medieval stringed instrument, a kind of harp or fiddle. Compare Rutter .

    English: perhaps a habitational name from Wroot (Lincolnshire), from Old English wrōt ‘snout, spur of land’.

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

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