Sarah Ensign

22 August 1760–21 August 1840 (Age 79)
West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Ensign was born on 22 August 1760, in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Datus Ensign, was 30 and her mother, Lucretia Seymour, was 30. She married Thomas Ashley on 16 January 1783, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 August 1840, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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Thomas Ashley
Sarah Ensign
Marriage: 16 January 1783
Thomas Ashley
Simeon Ashley
Ensign Ashley
Sara Ashley
Leemon or Lumon Ashley
Lucretia Ashley
Isaac Ashley

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16 January 1783
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 16

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

Age 16

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.

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

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  • Ensigns in America With Allied Families
  • Ensigns in America With Allied Families
  • Ordinance Index (TM)

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