Sarah Twiss

Female29 September 1715–6 July 1808

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Twiss was born on 29 September 1715, in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Peter Twiss Jr., was 34 and her mother, Sarah Nurse, was 35. She married Joseph Gould II on 16 July 1735, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 July 1808, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 92.

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Joseph Gould II
Sarah Twiss
Marriage: 16 July 1735
Daniel Gould
Sarah Gould
Mary Gould
Betty Gould
Gideon Gould

Sources (17)

  • Sarah Twiss, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Sarah Gould in entry for Betty Gould, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah Twiss, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1735Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 61

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Fort Lee Built

    Age 61

    Fort Lee was built in 1776. It is historic to the American Revolution but was also used during the War of 1812 and American Civil War. It is a unique design called earthwork meaning the fort is basically built out of a mound of dirt.

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 73

    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 (mainly Lancashire):

    habitational name from Twiss in Lancashire, named from Old English (ge)twis ‘forking’, used as a noun to mean ‘fork in a river’.

    variant of Twist .

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

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