Caleb Saunders

1753–1821 (Age 68)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Saunders was born in 1753, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Isaac Saunders, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Potter, was 26. He married Eunice Burdick in 1775, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1821, at the age of 68.

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Caleb Saunders
Eunice Burdick
Marriage: 1775
Caleb Saunders
Dorcas Saunders
Barton Saunders
Betsey Saunders

Spouse and Children

Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


    Caleb Saunders


    Dorcas Saunders



    Betsey Saunders


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World Events (6)


Age 23

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

Age 23

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 35

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Saunder, reduced vernacular form of Alexander .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb Saunders in entry for John Chaney and Amey S Saunders, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Caleb Saunders in entry for Isaac Saunders, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Caleb Saunders in entry for Mary Saunders, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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