Eleanor Sample

5 December 1758–from 18 June 1795 to 14 January 1797 (Age 36)
Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Sample was born on 5 December 1758, in Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, Moses Samples, was 25 and her mother, Ruth Wood, was 28. She married Holden Shanks in 1784. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died from 18 June 1795 to 14 January 1797, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38.

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Holden Shanks
Eleanor Sample
Marriage: 1784
Martha Car Shanks
Jane Caruthers Shanks
Moses Sample Shanks
James Shanks
Eleanor Shanks

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    Martha Car Shanks



    Moses Sample Shanks


    James Shanks



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Age 18

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

Age 18

"""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."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 22

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called Saint-Paul or Saint-Pol, from the dedication of their churches to St. Paul ( see Paul ).

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

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