Sarah Denison

11 September 1739–
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Denison was born on 11 September 1739, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Beebe Denison, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Avery, was 25. She married William Latham about 1759, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Latham
1739–1828
Sarah Denison
1739–
Marriage: about 1759
William Latham
1764–1849
Moses Latham
1767–
Martha Latham
1769–
Polly Latham
1773–
Anna Latham
1767–1864
Esther Latham
1781–1854

Spouse and Children

    William Latham

    Male1739–1828Male

    Female1739–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1759
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(6)

    William Latham

    Male1764–1849Male

    Female1767–1864Female

    Moses Latham

    Male1767–Male

    Martha Latham

    Female1769–Female

    Polly Latham

    Female1773–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (6)

1776

Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 42

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 61

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Dennis .2 Possibly an Americanized form of cognates in other languages, for example Russian Denisov, from Denis, or Ukrainian Denysevich, from Denys.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Denison, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah Denison, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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