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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Family Time Line

Stephen Shepard
1774–1845
Sarah Grannis
1781–1834
Marriage: 18 February 1797
Willet or William Shepard
1802–1859
Merritt M Shepard
1806–1881
Orchard Shepard
1810–1857
William Shepard
1804–
Henrietta Shepard
1808–1813
Rosetta Shepard
1812–1893
Stephen Shepard
1816–1888
Nancy Shepard
1819–1911
Harriet Shepard
1825–1907

Spouse and Children

    Stephen Shepard

    Male1774–1845Male

    Female1781–1834Female

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

(9)

    Willet or William Shepard

    Male1802–1859Male

    William Shepard

    Male1804–Male

    Merritt M Shepard

    Male1806–1881Male

    Henrietta Shepard

    Female1808–1813Female

    Orchard Shepard

    Male1810–1857Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

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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