Sarah Ann James

Brief Life History of Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann James was born in 1707, in Iron Hill, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Katherine Jane Edwards.

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Katherine Jane Edwards
1660–
Abel James
1695–
David James
1695–
Twin Stanley E James
1700–
Ann James
1715–
Sarah James
1697–
Twin Abel James
1700–
Sarah Ann James
1707–
Sarah James
1715–

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    1752

    Historical Boundaries: 1752: Northampton, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

    1776

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """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 and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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