Artemas Herrick

3 July 1788–4 August 1861 (Age 73)
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Artemas

When Artemas Herrick was born on 3 July 1788, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Edmund Herrick, was 32 and his mother, Mehetable Curtis, was 25. He married Phebe Bradstreet on 4 November 1821, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 4 August 1861, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lawrence Street Cemetery, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Artemas Herrick
Phebe Bradstreet
Marriage: 4 November 1821
Phebe Ann Herrick
Stephen Bradstreet Herrick
Hannah Bradstreet Herrick
William Dodge Herrick
Thomas Thaxter Herrick

Spouse and Children


    Phebe Bradstreet


4 November 1821
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Phebe Ann Herrick


    Stephen Bradstreet Herrick


    Hannah Bradstreet Herrick


    William Dodge Herrick


    Thomas Thaxter Herrick


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World Events (7)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’.2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + rīc ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry .3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Artimas Herrick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Artemas Herrick, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Artemas Hennick, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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