Sarah Bates

Female21 March 1746–16 March 1790

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Bates was born on 21 March 1746, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Bates, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Burrell, was 30. She married Abijah Reed on 29 October 1768, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1746. She died on 16 March 1790, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abijah Reed
Sarah Bates
Marriage: 29 October 1768
Sarah Reed
Hannah Reed
Abijah Reed
Abijah Reed Jr.
Noah Reed
Hannah Reed

Sources (12)

  • Sarah Bates, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Sarah Reed in entry for Alijah Reed, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Sarah Bates, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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  • Marriage
    29 October 1768Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 30

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 30

    """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 35

    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: variant of Bate with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also common in Ireland.

    Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

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

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