Sylvia Sampson

26 October 1784–
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sylvia

Sylvia Sampson was born on 26 October 1784, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She married James Burgess in 1803, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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James Burgess
Sylvia Sampson
Marriage: 1803
James Burgess

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    James Burgess



Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    James Burgess


World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 35

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

A Greek form of the scriptural name, which has been translated from "shémesh," the sun, as "illustrious sun," "splendid sun" (great joy and happiness), "solar, like the sun," and "one who resembles the sun"

Sources (3)

  • Sylvia in entry for James Burgess and Ellen Hewes, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Silvia in entry for James Burgess, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sylvia Burgess in entry for James Burgess and Ellen Heard Or Hewes, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

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