Sarah French

about 1740–1814 (Age 74)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah French was born about 1740, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, Thomas French, was 40 and her mother, Eleanor Haines, was 26. She married Oliver Thurston about 1760, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died in 1814, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Freedom, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States.

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Oliver Thurston
Sarah French
Marriage: about 1760
Moses Thurston
Thomas Thurston
Oliver Thurston
Reuben Thurston
William Thurston
John Thurston

Spouse and Children

about 1760
Massachusetts, United States


+1 More Child

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World Events (6)


Age 36

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

Age 36

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 41

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah in entry for Richard Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Sarah French Thurston, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah in entry for Richard Colby, "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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