Sarah Grannis

1781–15 February 1834 (Age 53)
East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Grannis was born in 1781, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Isaac Grannis, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ludington, was 18. She married Stephen Shepard on 18 February 1797, in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 February 1834, at the age of 53.

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Stephen Shepard
Sarah Grannis
Marriage: 18 February 1797
Willet or William Shepard
Merritt M Shepard
Orchard Shepard
William Shepard
Henrietta Shepard
Rosetta Shepard
Stephen Shepard
Nancy Shepard
Harriet Shepard

Spouse and Children

    Stephen Shepard



18 February 1797
East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


    Willet or William Shepard


    William Shepard


    Merritt M Shepard


    Henrietta Shepard


    Orchard Shepard


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 0

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.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 0

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Crannis, a habitational name from Cranes in Nevendon, Essex.

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

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Grannis in entry for Maritt Shepard and Frances A Bradly, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Sarah Grannis in entry for Maritt Shepard and Frances Bradly, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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