John Boos

about 1734–22 January 1811 (Age 77)
Bristol Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Boos was born about 1734, in Bristol Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John BOS or BOOZE, was 25 and his mother, Barbara Murray, was 19. He lived in Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1800. He died on 22 January 1811, at the age of 77.

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Barbara Murray
John Boos
Peter Boos
Mary Magdalena Bos

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World Events (4)


Age 42

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

Age 42

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 66

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

Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name, Boso, most probably from an element meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Booz, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994;
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994;

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