Amos Bicknell

1739–1798 (Age 59)
Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Bicknell was born about 1739, in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Peter Bicknell, was 33 and his mother, Rachel Smith, was 28. He married Elizabeth Richmond in 1761, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 19 April 1798, in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Amos Bicknell
Elizabeth Richmond
Marriage: 1761
Molly "Mary" Bicknell
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Betsy "Betty" Bicknell
Frances Bicknell
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Capt John Stark Bicknell
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Betty Bicknell
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Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 37

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

Age 37

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 47

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. 2. variant of Bignell .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Amos Bicknell, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Amos Bicknell, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Amos Bicknell, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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