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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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Lake
1734–1811
Sarah Merrill
1736–
Marriage: 18 October 1759
Joanna or Jane Lake
1760–
Hannah Lake
1770–1807
Elizabeth Lake
1775–
Anna Lake
1780–
Sarah "Mary" Lake
1767–1852

Spouse and Children

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

(5)

    Female1760–Female

    Female1767–1852Female

    Hannah Lake

    Female1770–1807Female

    Elizabeth Lake

    Female1775–Female

    Anna Lake

    Female1780–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

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.

Possible Related Names

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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