Sarah Gilbert

10 March 1710–12 July 1796 (Age 86)
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Gilbert was born on 10 March 1710, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Gilbert II, was 23 and her mother, Mercy Warner, was 24. She married Thomas Carter on 9 December 1730, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 12 July 1796, in Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 86.

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Thomas Carter
Sarah Gilbert
Marriage: 9 December 1730
Capt Joseph Carter
Sarah Carter
Samuel Carter
John Carter
Mercy Carter
Lieut. Eleazer Carter
Israel Carter
Benoni Carter

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9 December 1730
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


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Age 66

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

Age 66

"""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 71

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

1 English (of Norman origin), French, and North German: from Giselbert, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ ( see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of St. Gilbert of Sempringham ( 1085–1189 ), the founder of the only native English monastic order.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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  • Sarah Carter, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah Carter, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah Gillburd in entry for Thomas Carter, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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