Thankful Sperry

24 June 1752–3 December 1783 (Age 31)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Sperry was born on 24 June 1752, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Abel Sperry, was 51 and her mother, Meriam Hotchkiss, was 40. She married Solomon Sanford on 22 November 1774, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 3 December 1783, in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 31.

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Solomon Sanford
Thankful Sperry
Marriage: 22 November 1774
Lynus Sanford
Sally S. Sanford

Spouse and Children

    Solomon Sanford



22 November 1774
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


    Lynus Sanford


    Sally S. Sanford


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+6 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 24

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

Age 24

"""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 29

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 (Leicestershire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thankful Pery, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
  • Thankful Sperry, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Thankful in entry for Lynus Sanford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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