Sarah Merrill

6 September 1747–
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Merrill was christened on 6 September 1747, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Moses Merrill, was 44 and her mother, Rachel Welles, was 36.

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Moses Merrill
1702–1776
Rachel Welles
1711–1763
Mary Merrill
1741–1814
Eleazer Merrills
1742–1769
Rachael Merrill
1742–1809
Allyn Merrill
1759–
Sarah Merrill
1747–
Rhode Merrill
1750–
Samuel Merrill
1755–1772

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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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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