Sarah Roe

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Roe was born on 3 April 1738, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Roe, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Williams Purchase, was 30. She married Moses Ashley on 4 April 1765, in West Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 April 1823, at the age of 85, and was buried in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Moses Ashley
Sarah Roe
Marriage: 4 April 1765
Moses L Ashley
Mary Ashley
Elisha Ashley
Sarah Ashley
Stephen Ashley
Levi Ashley

Sources (22)

  • Sarah Roe, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Sarah Roe, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Sarah Rowe Ashley, "Find A Grave Index"

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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."""""""

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English ro(o) ‘roe deer’ (Old English ). This is the midland and southern form, also found in South Yorkshire and Lancashire. In much of northern England, however, remained unrounded and survives as Ray 3.

English: post-medieval variant of Wroe (see Wray ). Wroe may also have been used as a spelling of Roe .

English: post-medieval variant of Row (or vice versa); see Rowe .

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

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