Sarah Barnard

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Barnard was born on 22 September 1712, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Barnard, was 23 and her mother, Rebecka Osgood, was 20. She married Richard Collins on 9 October 1729, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died in 1779, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 67.

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Richard Collins
1710–1747
Sarah Barnard
1712–1779
Marriage: 9 October 1729
Charity Collins
1730–
Miriam Collins
1731–
Laura Collins
1733–
Joseph Collins
1734–

Sources (7)

  • Sarah in entry for Laura Collins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah in entry for Charity Collins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah in entry for Merrium Collins, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and French: variant of Bernard and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname Barnard is very rare in France.

Americanized form of German Bernhard or Bernhardt , and of German, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian Bernard .

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. John Barnard was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker). Another John Barnard, born in Boston in 1681, was a Congregational clergyman who served as minister of Marblehead, MA, from 1716 to 1770.

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

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