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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Family Time Line

Elijah Olmsted Sr
1743–1820
Sarah Terry
1743–1805
Marriage: 3 December 1767
Sarah Olmsted
1768–1769
Sarah Olmsted
1770–1770
Elijah Olmsted Jr
1772–1848
Erastus Olmsted
1773–1851
Olmsted
1774–1774
Joseph Olmsted
1775–
Walter Olmsted
1777–1849
Harry Olmsted
1779–1859
Sarah Olmsted
1781–1869
David Olmsted
1784–1805

Spouse and Children

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

(10)

    Sarah Olmsted

    Female1768–1769Female

    Sarah Olmsted

    Female1770–1770Female

    Male1772–1848Male

    Erastus Olmsted

    Male1773–1851Male

    Male1774–1774Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

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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Sources (3)

  • 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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