James Saunders

15 August 1745–27 December 1799 (Age 54)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

James Saunders was born on 15 August 1745, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He married Elizabeth Hiller on 17 April 1769, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 27 December 1799, in Bristol, Bristol, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 54.

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James Saunders
Elizabeth Hiller
Marriage: 17 April 1769

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17 April 1769
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1765: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States

Age 31

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

Age 31

"""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 and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Saunder, reduced vernacular form of Alexander .

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

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  • James Sanders, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • James Sanders, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Sanders, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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