Sarah Bennet

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Bennet was born on 8 July 1749, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lieut. Henry Bennet, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Morse, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Lieut. Henry Bennet
1714–1784
Abigail Morse
1713–1784
Mary Bennet
1734–
Ruth Bennet
1738–1823
Lucy Bennett
1740–1817
Abigail Bennett
1742–
Dorothy Bennet
1742–
Lydia Bennet
1744–1815
Phebe Sawyer
1747–1844
Henry Bennet
1747–
Sarah Bennet
1749–
Joseph L Bennet
1755–

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Bennit, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Sarah Bennit, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

World Events (3)

1776

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 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bennett .

French: derivative of Benne .

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

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