Sarah Gregory

6 November 1696–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Gregory was born on 6 November 1696, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Gregory, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Houlston, was 33.

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Family Time Line

William Gregory
1660–1713
Rebecca Houlston
1663–1721
Margaret C Gregory
1687–1731
William Gregory
1687–
Elizabeth Gregory
1690–1714
Mary Gregory
1691–
Simon Gregory
1694–1736
Sarah Gregory
1696–
Edmund Gregory
1699–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1660–1713Male

    Rebecca Houlston

    Female1663–1721Female

siblings

(7)

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 80

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 80

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 80

"""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: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Grēgorios, is a derivative of grēgorein ‘to be awake’, ‘to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis, ‘flock’, ‘herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, St. Gregory Nazianzene ( c. 325–390 ) and St. Gregory of Nyssa ( c. 331–395 ), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great ( c. 540–604 ). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America the English form of the name has absorbed many cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Shouah Gregory, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Sarah? Gregory birth record, 6 November 1696, Chester Monthly Meeting, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania

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