Sarah Winship

13 May 1753–1809 (Age 55)
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Winship was born on 13 May 1753, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Isaac Winship, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Durant, was 33. She married Nathan Fessenden on 17 October 1771, in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1809, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Nathan Fessenden
Sarah Winship
Marriage: 17 October 1771
Nathan Fessenden
Issac Fessenden
Isaac Fessenden
Jonathan Fessenden
Lydia Fessenden
John Fessenden
Levi Fessenden
Sally Fessenden
Nathaniel Fessenden

Spouse and Children

17 October 1771
Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Hannah Winship


    Isabel Winship



    Hannah Winship



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World Events (6)


Age 23

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

Age 23

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 30

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Reaney suggests that it may be habitational name from Wincheap Street in Canterbury, but this origin is not supported by the present-day distribution of the surname, which is heavily concentrated in northeastern England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Winship in entry for Elisha Livermore Tainter and Lydia Fessenden, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah Winship in entry for Nathan Fessenden and Jane Goodrich, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah Winship in entry for Isaac Fessenden and Mary Doane, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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