Elizabeth Sawyer

29 May 1747–8 February 1832 (Age 84)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Sawyer was born on 29 May 1747, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Aholiab Sawyer, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Sawyer, was 35. She married George Nichols on 9 February 1769, in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 8 February 1832, in Starks, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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George Nichols
Elizabeth Sawyer
Marriage: 9 February 1769
Robert Nichols
Thankful Nichols
George Nichols
Susannah Nichols
Polly Nichols
Betsey Nichols
John Nichols
Joel Nichols
Aholiab Nichols

Spouse and Children

9 February 1769
Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 29

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

Age 29

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 47

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Betsy Sawyer Nichols, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Betty Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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