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Amasa Winslow
  • Born: 9 Jun 1769, Rochester MA
  • Marriage (1): Abigail Adams on 27 Jan 1796 in Brimfield MA
  • Died: Apr 1823, Colrain MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Carlisle:, . 16 The Vermont Historical Gazetteer (Vol. 4, 1877) notes that Amasa Winslow came to Westfield in May 1806 from Amherst MA. He was a goldsmith by trade and in connection with his farming made and sold clocks, silver spoons, gold beads, rings, brass and silver hair combs. He remained in Westfield for a few years, but during the War of 1812 trouble was brewing with the Indians and a committee of safety was appointed in Westfield to ascertain the state of the case and to take such measures as were necessary for safety if real danger existed. Amasa was one of the three-man committee who were all Free Masons. Early in May of 1812 they attended a lodge meeting in Potton, Canada, and received information that induced them to hasten home and make preparations to depart Westfield. The residents of the valley, seeing the committee so agitated, became alarmed and many of them left town. Some returned to Massachusetts and some stopped at Craftsbury where they spent the summer waiting the course of events. As it turned out the British Army never showed up.

Amasa married Abigail Adams on 27 Jan 1796 in Brimfield MA. (Abigail Adams was born on 4 May 1771 in Brimfield MA and died on 2 Jan 1820 in Colrain MA.)

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