Sarah Norris

Female18 February 1766–19 April 1839

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Norris was born on 18 February 1766, in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Norris Jr., was 24 and her mother, Mary Bumpus, was 26. She married Charles Stearns on 23 May 1783, in Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut, United States in 1766. She died on 19 April 1839, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73.

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Charles Stearns
Sarah Norris
Marriage: 23 May 1783
Sarah Stearns
David Stearns
Norris Stearns
Dr. Samuel Stearns
Clarisa Stearns
Laura Stearns
Charles Stearns
Ruby Elnora Stearns
Eunice F Stearns
Caroline Matilda Stearns

Sources (16)

  • Sarah Norris, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Sarah Norris, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Sarah Norris, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1783Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 19


    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 20

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from Middle English norreis, noreis, norais ‘northerner’ (Anglo-Norman French noreis), used both of Norwegians and of inhabitants of northern England and Scotland.

    from the Middle English personal name Norreis, derived from norreis ‘northerner’.

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

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