Thomas Sands

1740–16 September 1795 (Age 55)

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Sands was born in 1740, his father, Samuel Sands II, was 50 and his mother, Mary L Pell, was 41. 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 1773Huntington, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Sandys
    Sand
    Sandes

    Sources (4)

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

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