Sarah Terry

31 January 1743–29 August 1805 (Age 62)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Terry was born on 31 January 1743, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Terry, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Pease, was 32. She married Elijah Olmsted Sr on 3 December 1767, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 August 1805, in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Elijah Olmsted Sr
Sarah Terry
Marriage: 3 December 1767
Sarah Olmsted
Sarah Olmsted
Elijah Olmsted Jr
Erastus Olmsted
Joseph Olmsted
Walter Olmsted
Harry Olmsted
Sarah Olmsted
David Olmsted

Spouse and Children

3 December 1767
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Sarah Olmsted


    Sarah Olmsted



    Erastus Olmsted



+5 More Children

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World Events (4)


Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 38

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 51

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader ( c. 454–526 ) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493 . His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

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

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  • Sarah in entry for Sarah Olmsted, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah in entry for Sarah Olmsted, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Sarah Terry, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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