Sarah Franklin

20 December 1787–12 April 1869 (Age 81)
Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Franklin was born on 20 December 1787, in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Franklin, was 40 and her mother, Susanna Brown, was 32. She married Nathaniel Terry in 1810, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Asylum Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 12 April 1869, in Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Nathaniel Terry
Sarah Franklin
Marriage: 1810
Elizabeth Terry
Matilda Terry
Sarah Terry
Rebecca Terry
Minor York Terry
Lucretia Terry
Mary Ann Terry
Hiram Terry
Mariah Terry

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election
Age 1
The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs
Age 4
The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.
Age 25
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ ( see Frank 2) + the Germanic suffix -ling. The status of the franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.2 The surname is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 In modern times, this has been used to Americanize François, the French form of Francis .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Sarah Terry in household of Nathaniel Terry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Terry in household of Nathanial Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah in entry for Lucretia Terry Crandall, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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