Sarah Thatcher

Female18 November 1745–5 February 1826

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Thatcher was born on 18 November 1745, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Oxenbridge Thatcher Jr., was 25 and her mother, Sarah Kent, was 20. She married George Leonard on 14 October 1765, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 5 February 1826, in Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery, Sussex Corner, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada.

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George Leonard
Sarah Thatcher
Marriage: 14 October 1765
Lucy Leonard
George Leonard Jr
Colonel Richard Leonard
Sarah Leonard
Reuben Leonard
Maria J. Leonard
Henry Leonard
Elizabeth L. Leonard
Caroline Leonard
Charles Edward Leonard

Sources (19)

  • Sarah Thacher, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sarah Thatcher, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Sarah Thatcher Leonard, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1765Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 31

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 31

    """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."""""""

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 43

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English thæccan).

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

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