Sarah Merrill

5 January 1736–
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Merrill was born on 5 January 1736, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Merrill, was 24 and her mother, Ann Evans, was 18. She married Ebenezer Lake on 18 October 1759, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1736.

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Ebenezer Lake
Sarah Merrill
Marriage: 18 October 1759
Joanna or Jane Lake
Hannah Lake
Elizabeth Lake
Anna Lake
Sarah "Mary" Lake

Spouse and Children

18 October 1759
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States




    Hannah Lake


    Elizabeth Lake


    Anna Lake


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+4 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 40

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

Age 40

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 64

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Merrill, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sarah Merrill, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sarah Merrill, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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