Anna B. Saxton

Female26 April 1733–25 October 1776

Brief Life History of Anna B.

When Anna B. Saxton was born on 26 April 1733, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Saxton, was 30 and her mother, Abelena Gilbert, was 23. She married John Olds Jr 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 on 25 October 1776, at the age of 43, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (21)

  • Anna in entry for John Old, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Anna Sexton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Anna in entry for John Old, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1752Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (3)


    Age 22

    Oldest grave seen in Memorial list


    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

    English: habitational name principally from Saxton (Yorkshire), but perhaps occasionally from the lost Saxton preserved in Saxon Street in Woodditton (Cambridgeshire). The Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Old Norse personal name Saxi (see Sax 3) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though the first element may alternatively be Old English Seaxe ‘the Saxons’ (in the stem-form Seax-) or perhaps Old English seax ‘stone, rock’. The Cambridgeshire placename probably derives from Old English Seaxe (in the stem-form Seax-) + tūn.

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

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