Sarah Hawkins

12 August 1739–1818 (Age 78)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Hawkins was born on 12 August 1739, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zachariah T Hawkins, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Davis, was 20. She married Sergeant Justus Bristol on 26 November 1761, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1818, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79.

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Sergeant Justus Bristol
Sarah Hawkins
Marriage: 26 November 1761
Truman Bristol
Esther Bristol
Molly Bristol
Enoch Justus Bristol
Justus Bristol
Betsy Bristol
John Bristol
Mercy Bristol

Spouse and Children

    Sergeant Justus Bristol



26 November 1761
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 37

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

Age 37

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 42

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.2 English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.3 Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin ( see Haughn ).

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

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  • Sarah in entry for Enoch Bristoll, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah Hawkins in entry for Justus Bristol, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Sarah in entry for Truman Bristol, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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