Sarah Elizabeth Grannis

16 November 1824–29 July 1854 (Age 29)
Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Grannis was born on 16 November 1824, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Solon Clement Grannis, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Spalding, was 25. She married Chester P. Smith on 1 January 1850, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 29 July 1854, at the age of 29.

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Chester P. Smith
Sarah Elizabeth Grannis
Marriage: 1 January 1850
William Cullen Smith

Spouse and Children

1 January 1850
New Hampshire, United States


    William Cullen Smith


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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 9

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Crannis, a habitational name from Cranes in Nevendon, Essex.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Grannis in entry for William C. Smith and Nellie E. Freeman, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Sarah E. Grannis, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Sarah Grannis in entry for William Cullen Smith, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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