Amy Ann Dowd

10 February 1815–1877 (Age 61)
Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Amy Ann

When Amy Ann Dowd was born on 10 February 1815, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Israel Doud, was 25 and her mother, Anne Clark, was 24. She married Andrew Bennett Hopkins on 27 July 1834, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Sonoma, California, United States in 1850. She died in 1877, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fremont, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin E Smith
Amy Ann Dowd
Marriage: 30 July 1843
Orrin Hopkins Smith
Eugene Smith
Irene Smith
Amy Ann Smith
Elizabeth Ann Smith
Curly Smith
Eugene William Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 July 1843Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 14
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Cathal, Dermot, Liam, Seamus, Siobhan.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda ‘descendant of Dubhda’, a byname derived from dubh ‘dark, black’. The family were chieftains in Sligo and Mayo. The surname in northern England seems to have come from the Isle of Man.English: from the Middle English personal name Doude, perhaps a side-form of either Dodde (see Dodd and compare Dowding ), or of Daude, a pet form of Ralph (see Dawson and Dowson ). A nickname from Middle English doude ‘shabby, unattractive woman’ is formally also possible but seems unlikely to have become a hereditary surname.

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

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    Orrin Hopkins Smith

    Orrin Hopkins Smith Birth: Aug. 11, 1845 Bristol Hartford County Connecticut, USA Death: Jul. 15, 1846 Honolulu Honolulu County Hawaii, USA 11m 4d Son of Orrin (Orren) E. Smith & Amy Ann (Dowd) Hopk …

    Sources (5)

    • Amy A Smith in household of Oran Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Amey Doud, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Amey Doud in entry for Andrew B Hopkins, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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