Mary Sands

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Sands was born about 1717, in New York Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of Samuel Sands. She married Sylvanus Dusenbury about 1737, in Long Island, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died after 30 March 1782.

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Sylvanus Dusenbury
Mary Sands
Marriage: about 1737
Mary Dusenberry
Catherine Dusenbury
Mary Dusenbury
Hannah Dusenbury
Elizabeth Dusenbury
Samuel Dusenbury I

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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English sandes ‘sands’, for someone who lived at or near a sandy place, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Sands in Carlisle (Cumberland) or Sands Cottages in West Hoathly (Sussex). See Sand , of which Sands may sometimes be a plural form or a variant, with excrescent -s. Compare also Sandes and Sandys .

    History: Comfort Sands, a revolutionary patriot born in 1748 at what is now Sands’ Point, Long Island, NY, was descended from James Sand(y)s (1622–95), who emigrated from Reading, Berkshire, England, to Plymouth, MA, and followed Anne Hutchinson to Westchester County, NY, and subsequently RI. In 1661 he settled on Block Island, RI.

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

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