Sarah Franklin

Female20 December 1787–12 April 1869

Brief Life History 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, 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

Sources (4)

  • Sarah Terry in household of Nathaniel Terry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Terry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah in entry for Lucretia Terry Crandall, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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  • Marriage
    1810Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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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 23

    Historical Boundaries 1810: Ontario, New Jersey, United States 1812: Bradford, New Jersey, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman, freeholder, land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general, he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, such as Frankel .

    History: The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler (dealer in soap and candles), who had emigrated c. 1682 from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, MA, where his son was born.

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

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