Sarah Grigsby

about 1733–
Stafford Courthouse, Stafford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Grigsby was born about 1733, in Stafford Courthouse, Stafford, Virginia, United States. She married William R Rose on 5 June 1750, in Stafford Courthouse, Stafford, Virginia, United States.

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William R Rose
1729–1795
Sarah Grigsby
1733–
Marriage: 5 June 1750

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1750
Stafford Courthouse, Stafford, Virginia, United States

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 25

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 43

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

Age 43

"""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 (Kent): habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (1)

  • Sarah Grigsby, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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