Anna (Anne) Stoddard

Female9 January 1761–9 March 1838

Brief Life History of Anna (Anne)

When Anna (Anne) Stoddard was born on 9 January 1761, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Stoddard, was 39 and her mother, Anna Stowell, was 33. She married Prescott Sawyer on 16 October 1783, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 9 March 1838, in Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wales Cemetery, Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Prescott Sawyer
Anna (Anne) Stoddard
Marriage: 16 October 1783
Nancy Richmond Sawyer
Chloe Stoddard Sawyer

Sources (8)

  • Anna Stoddard, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Sawyer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anne in entry for Nancy Sawyer, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1783Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 15

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 15

    """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."""""""

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 22

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who looked after a stud of horses, from Middle English and Older Scots stod(e), stud(e) ‘establishment where horses were bred’, ‘herd of stallions or mares’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’.

    English: variant of Stothard, an occupational name for a keeper of cattle or horses, from Middle English stot ‘steer, bullock’ or ‘horse’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. The name was probably confused with Stodeherd ‘keeper of stud-horses’ (see above).

    History: The Stoddard family of Boston, MA, was introduced by Anthony Stoddard (1600–1686), who settled there in 1639. Solomon Stoddard (1643–1728/9) was a prominent Congregational clergyman in MA, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards, and progenitor of many noted descendants.

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

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