Sarah Shivers

1743–1812 (Age 69)
Waterford Works, Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Shivers was born in 1743, in Waterford Works, Gloucester, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, John Shivers Jr., was 41 and her mother, Mary Clement, was 38. She married Joseph Hillman on 22 July 1758, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1812, in Waterford Works, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 69.

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Joseph Hillman
Sarah Shivers
Marriage: 22 July 1758
Elizabeth Hillman
Samuel Hillman
Anna Maria Hillman
John Shivers Hillman
Amy Hillman

Spouse and Children

22 July 1758
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 32

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 37

"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

Name Meaning

Irish (County Tyrone): variant of Chivers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Chivers, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Sarah Chivers, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Sarah Chivers, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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