Anna Small

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Small was born on 23 February 1776, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, Joseph Small Sr., was 27 and her mother, Jemima Mindwell Purrington, was 27. She married Samuel Grover on 4 September 1802, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1818, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Grover
1776–1825
Anna Small
1776–1818
Marriage: 4 September 1802
Mindwell Grover
1803–1875
Taylor Small Grover
1804–1891
Annis Grover
1811–1858
Lucinda Grover
1813–
Jonathan Grover
1817–1890
Samuel Grover
1817–1896

Sources (19)

  • Anna Small, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anna Small - death: 1818; Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
  • Annie in entry for Jonathan Grover, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1783 · A Free America

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.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus): nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal(e), smel(e) ‘small, slender, thin’ (Old English smæl).

Irish (Down): adopted for Beag ‘small’; see Begg .

Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘small’, e.g. German Klein and Schmal , Polish Mały, Czech and Slovak Malý (see Maly 1).

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

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