Sarah Bixby

19 August 1771–12 June 1868 (Age 96)
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Bixby was born on 19 August 1771, in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Bixby Jr, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Peabody, was 23. She had at least 1 son with Abraham Howe. She lived in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 12 June 1868, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Age 5
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 5
"""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 29
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 (Suffolk and Essex): habitational name, perhaps from Bittesby in Leicestershire. The village was depopulated in 1494 to make way for sheep pastures. The pronunciation of the surname as Bekysby (1459) and Bixby (1539) would have arisen when bearers of the name migrated away from Leicestershire. Alternatively, Bixby might be an altered form of Bigby or Bixley, a Suffolk name.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Sarah Bixby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Sarah Howe in household of Abram P Howe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Bixby in entry for Abraham Peabody Howe and Eunice Andrews, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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