Stephen Ames

4 June 1767–1 January 1842 (Age 74)
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Ames was born on 4 June 1767, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Hugh Ames, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Smith, was 42. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Phebe Burgess. He died on 1 January 1842, at the age of 74, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Stephen Ames
Phebe Burgess
Rufus Ames
Lydia Bennett Ames

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World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 14

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 20

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

1 English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.2 German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for an active person, from a Germanic word related to Old High German amazzig ‘busy’. Compare modern German Ameise ‘ant’.

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

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  • Stephen Ames, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Stephen Ams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Stephen Ames, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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