Simeon Holden

Male22 June 1784–4 January 1873

Brief Life History of Simeon

When Simeon Holden was born on 22 June 1784, in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathan Holden, was 26 and his mother, Abigail Whiting, was 20. He married Polly R. Pearce about 1806, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 January 1873, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Center Cemetery, New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Simeon Holden
Polly R. Pearce
Marriage: about 1806
Edwin Holden
Mary Proctor Holden
Nathan W. Holden
Amos Pierce Holden
Hannah Putnam Holden
Josiah Holden
Augustus Holden
Sarah Holden
Martha Holden

Sources (38)

  • Simeon Holden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Simeon Holden, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Simeon Holden, "Massachusetts, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1806New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    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.


    Age 24

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or more of various places so named, especially Holden in Haslingden (Lancashire), but also Holden in Bolton and Holden in Silsden (both Yorkshire), Holedean Farm in Henfield and Holden in Rotherfield (both Sussex), Holding Farm in Cheriton and Woolding Farm in Whitchurch (Hampshire), and Holden in Southborough (Kent). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + denu ‘valley’, though Holden in Rotherfield (Sussex) and Holden in Southborough (Kent) may have Old English denn ‘pasture’ as the final element. Compare Holcomb .

    Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms, most of them derived from Old Norse hǫll ‘slope, hillside’.

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

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