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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Family Time Line

Thomas Sands
1740–1795
Mary Ketcham
1754–1795
Marriage: 20 January 1773
Elizabeth Sands
1773–1850
Sarah Sands
1775–
Daniel Sands
1778–
Hannah Sands
1781–1854
Solomon Sands
1785–
Conklin Sands
1788–
David Sands
1790–
Phoebe Sands
1793–1795

Spouse and Children

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

(8)

    Female1773–1850Female

    Sarah Sands

    Female1775–Female

    Daniel Sands

    Male1778–Male

    Hannah Sands

    Female1781–1854Female

    Solomon Sands

    Male1785–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

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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