Sarah Chilson

19 August 1724–15 October 1795 (Age 71)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Chilson was born on 19 August 1724, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Chilson, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Wetmore, was 31. She married Increase Wetmore on 24 March 1746. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 15 October 1795, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71.

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Increase Wetmore
Sarah Chilson
Marriage: 24 March 1746
Hope Wetmore
Elias Wetmore
Ezra Wetmore
Chloe Wetmore
Ruth Wetmore
Sarah Wetmore
Dorothy Wetmore
John Wetmore
Eunice Wetmore

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24 March 1746


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Age 52

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 52

"""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

Age 57

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: habitational name from Chilson in Oxfordshire, named with Old English cild ‘young man’ ( see Child ) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Chilson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah in entry for Ruth Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah in entry for Sarah Wetmore, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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