Thomas Sands

1740–1795 (Age 55)
,, New York

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Sands was born in 1740, his father, Samuel Sands II, was 50 and his mother, Mary L Pell, was 40. He married Mary Ketcham on 20 January 1773, in Huntington, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 16 September 1795, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 55.

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Thomas Sands
Mary Ketcham
Marriage: 20 January 1773
Elizabeth Sands
Sarah Sands
Daniel Sands
Hannah Sands
Solomon Sands
Conklin Sands
David Sands
Phoebe Sands

Spouse and Children

20 January 1773
Huntington, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America



    Sarah Sands


    Daniel Sands


    Hannah Sands


    Solomon Sands


+3 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Battle of Brooklyn, the Largest Battle in the American Revolutionary War

Age 36

After the British left Boston, George Washington correctly anticipated an invasion of New York City and split forces between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The morning of August 27, 1776, the British advanced toward the marshy American camp. American General, William Alexander, Lord Sterling, led 400 Maryland soldiers against thousands of British troops led by General Charles Cornwallis. The “Maryland 400” were unable to defeat such numbers and surrendered. The British killed and captured over one thousand Americans, however, they failed to capture Washington and his army. Allowing Washington to escape changed the course of American history. After occupying Brooklyn for seven years, the British surrendered in 1783. The Maryland Monument, erected in 1895, now stands in Brooklyn in honor of the “Maryland 400” who fought that day. A quote by George Washington on the monument reads, “Good God! What brave fellows I must this day lose.” The loss of this battle helped win the Revolutionary War.
1783 · A Free America

Age 43

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: variant of Sand 1.2 Scottish: habitational name from Sands in Tulliallan in Fife.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tha'S Sands in entry for Pheobe Sands, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Thomas Sands, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • "Descendants of James Sands of Block Island"

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