Amos Cram

26 November 1799–13 February 1879 (Age 79)
Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Amos

When Amos Cram was born on 26 November 1799, in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jonathan Washington Cram, was 19 and his mother, Polly Dockum, was 21. He married Jane Sanborn Prescott on 8 May 1821, in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 13 February 1879, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Cram
Jane Sanborn Prescott
Marriage: 8 May 1821
Artemus Brooks Cram
Chester Albina Cram
Charles Sanborn Cram
George Sullivan Cram
Mary Jane Cram
Maria J Cram
Chastina Albina Cram

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 1
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital
Age 9
In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 21
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: according to Black this name is from Perthshire and is a shortening of the habitational name Crambie, from Crombie in Fife.2 Americanized spelling of German Kram .

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

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Story Highlight

From "The Prescott Memorial"

Amos was a carpenter and painter at Meredith Village: captain of militia, and has held several town offices.

Sources (20)

  • Amos Cram, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Amos Cram, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1865"
  • Amos Cram in household of Albert Cox, "United States Census, 1870"

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