Sarah Ellis

1751–30 April 1814 (Age 63)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Ellis was born in 1751, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Philip Ellis, was 26 and her mother, Mary Staples, was 17. She married Ebenezer Williams on 7 March 1769, in Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 30 April 1814, in her hometown, at the age of 63.

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Ebenezer Williams
Sarah Ellis
Marriage: 7 March 1769
Mary Williams
Lydia Williams

Spouse and Children

7 March 1769
Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Mary Williams


    Lydia Williams


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+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 25

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

Age 25

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 35

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Williams in entry for Lydia Williams Wilber, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Sarah Ellis in entry for Polly Leonard, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Ellis - Published information: Family genealogies: death: 30 April 1814; Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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