Lois Sparrow

Brief Life History of Lois

Lois Sparrow was born about 1760, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Jonathan Sparrow Jr and ELIZABETH HEARD or HERD. She married Asaph SMITH on 12 June 1777, in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died after 1836.

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Reuben Nickerson II
Lois Sparrow
Marriage: 13 December 1781
Asaph Smith Nickerson
Jesse Nickerson
Ruth A Nickerson
Sally Nickerson
Abiel Nickerson
Louisa Lowis Lois Nickerson

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  • Lois Smith, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Louis Sparrow, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Louis Sparrow, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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

English: nickname from Middle English spark, sperk ‘fiery particle, spark’ (Old English spearca, spærca, sperca). It may have been used of a lively person or ironically of its opposite (such as Willelmus Dulle Sperke, 1293); or it may have been given to someone who created sparks, such as a blacksmith.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an area of shrubs or brushwood, from Middle English sparke, sperke, Old English spearca. The term appears in placenames across England, including Sparkhayne and Sparkwell in Devon, a county where the surname Spark is well evidenced.

German: nickname either from Middle High German spar ‘sparrow’ (see Sparrow ) or from Middle Low German sparke ‘spark’. Compare 1 above.

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

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