Mahitable Ames

1770–1825 (Age 55)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mahitable

When Mahitable Ames was born on 24 March 1770, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Simeon Ames, was 30 and her mother, Experience Standish, was 25. She married Daniel Harvey on 3 May 1795, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 8 October 1825, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55.

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Mahitable Ames
Daniel Harvey
Marriage: 3 May 1795
Experience Harvey
Barzillai A Hervey
Lydia B Harvey

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3 May 1795
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 16

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

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mehitable in entry for Lydia B. Hervey Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Mehitable in entry for William Pitt Clark and Lydia B. Pool, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mehitable in entry for Parmenas Ames, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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