Sarah French

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah French was born in 1740, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas French, was 35 and her mother, Eleanor Haines, was 25. She married Oliver Thurston in 1760, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1814, in Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Thurston And Burnham Cemetery, Freedom, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States.

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Oliver Thurston
Sarah French
Marriage: 1760
Thomas Thurston
Oliver Thurston
Ann Thurston
Reuben Leavitt Thurston
William Thurston
John Thurston

Sources (4)

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

World Events (6)


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


New Hampshire is 9th state.

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.

Name Meaning


ethnic name for someone from France, from Middle English frensh, frenche ‘French’ (Old English frencisc), or in some cases, perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs.

variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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