Anna B. (Sexton) Saxton

26 April 1733–before 1786 (Age 52)
Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Anna B.

When Anna B. (Sexton) Saxton was born on 26 April 1733, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Saxton ll, was 30 and her mother, Abelena Gilbert, was 23. She married John Olds on 16 November 1752, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1733. She died before 1786, at the age of 51.

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John Olds
Anna B. (Sexton) Saxton
Marriage: 16 November 1752
John Olds
Gilbert Olds
Abilineh Olds
Elizabeth Old
Desire Old
Rhoda Olds

Spouse and Children

16 November 1752
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 43

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

Age 43

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus).2 Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Sexton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Anna in entry for John Old, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Anna in entry for Gilbert Old, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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