Rhoda Sanderson

14 June 1757–19 October 1830 (Age 73)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Sanderson was born on 14 June 1757, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Robert Sanderson, was 22 and her mother, Rhoda Steele, was 21. She married Solomon Ferry on 13 April 1776, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 19 October 1830, in her hometown, at the age of 73.

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Solomon Ferry
Rhoda Sanderson
Marriage: 13 April 1776
Rhoda Ferre
Solomon Ferry
Daniel Ferry
Lovisa Ferre
Ora Ferry
Stephen Ferre
Horace Ferre
Mary Ferre
Pitt Ferre
Sophia Ferre

Spouse and Children

13 April 1776
Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (8)


Age 19

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

Age 19

"""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 24

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

Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Sander ( see Alexander ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Saunderson, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Rhoda Saunderson, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Rhoda in entry for Tirza Sanderson, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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