Keziah Kinsley Ames

1808–1890 (Age 82)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Keziah Kinsley

When Keziah Kinsley Ames was born on 29 August 1808, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Parmanas Ames, was 64 and her mother, Mahitable Ames, was 38. She married Henry Sampson Delano on 7 April 1830. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 December 1890, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Keziah Kinsley Ames
Henry Sampson Delano
Marriage: 7 April 1830
Mehitable Ames Delano
Elwood Murray Delano
Henry Harrison Delano
Charles Maurice Delano
Lydia Maria Delano
Emma J Delano Shaw
Thomas S Delano

Spouse & Children

  • Female1808–1890Female

  • Henry Sampson Delano


7 April 1830
Easton,, Massachusetts


  • Mehitable Ames Delano


  • Elwood Murray Delano


  • Henry Harrison Delano


  • Charles Maurice Delano


  • Lydia Maria Delano


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World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Heziah Delano in household of Henry S Delano, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Keziah K Delano in household of Heny S Delano, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Keziah K Delano in household of Henry S Delano, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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