Amos Slate

13 April 1773–3 March 1830 (Age 56)
Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Slate was born on 13 April 1773, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Slate, was 39 and his mother, Martha Strong White, was 34. He married Esther A. Hawes on 28 May 1795, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 3 March 1830, in Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Amos Slate
Esther A. Hawes
Marriage: 28 May 1795
Joel Amos Slate
Charles Erastus Slate
Almeda Slate
Clarissa Slate
William H Slate
George Austin Slate
Caroline Slate
Caroline Slate
Lydia Emeline Slate
Esther Adaline Slate
Calvin Slate
Harriet Amelia Slate
Orren Slate

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28 May 1795
Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 3

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

Age 3

"""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."""""""

Age 16

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate ‘slate’.

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

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Amos Slate Son of Capt Joseph Slate and Mary White. Husband of Eshter A. Haws (1777-1857) "Amos", b. Apr. 13, 1773; m. May 28, 1795, Esther Haws. She d. Jan. 20, 1857, ae. 80. He d. March 3, 1830, fro …

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  • Amos Slate, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Amos Slate, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Amos Slate in entry for Lydia E Brooks, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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