Amos Stoddard

Male13 September 1808–16 February 1878

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Stoddard was born on 13 September 1808, in Seneca Falls, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States, his father, Curtis Stoddard, was 36 and his mother, Parmelia West, was 30. He married Leah Fickes on 17 March 1836, in Medina, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Daviess, Missouri, United States in 1837 and lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 16 February 1878, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Uintah Cemetery, Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Amos Stoddard
Leah Fickes
Marriage: 17 March 1836
Lydia Elizabeth Stoddard
Eliza Fickes Stoddard
Charles Francis Stoddard
John Martin Stoddard
Mary Jane Stoddard
Elsie Permelia Stoddard
Jane Stoddard

Sources (24)

  • Amos Stoddard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos Stoddard, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994"
  • Amos Stoddard in entry for John Martin Stoddard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1836Medina, Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 4

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 19

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who looked after a stud of horses, from Middle English and Older Scots stod(e), stud(e) ‘establishment where horses were bred’, ‘herd of stallions or mares’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’.

    English: variant of Stothard, an occupational name for a keeper of cattle or horses, from Middle English stot ‘steer, bullock’ or ‘horse’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. The name was probably confused with Stodeherd ‘keeper of stud-horses’ (see above).

    History: The Stoddard family of Boston, MA, was introduced by Anthony Stoddard (1600–1686), who settled there in 1639. Solomon Stoddard (1643–1728/9) was a prominent Congregational clergyman in MA, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards, and progenitor of many noted descendants.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Amos Stoddard and Leah Fickes

    Birth: Sep. 13, 1808 Sterling Cayuga County New York, USA Death: Feb. 11, 1877 Weber County Utah, USA Amos was born 13 September, 1808 in Sterling, New York. He is the second child born to Curtis & …

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