Sarah Matthew

1740–about 1800 (Age 60)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Matthew was born in 1740, in North Carolina, United States. She married Matthew John Raiford III in 1754, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died about 1800, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 60.

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Matthew John Raiford III
Sarah Matthew
Marriage: 1754
Robert Raiford
John Raiford
Maurice Raiford
Margaret Raiford

Spouse and Children

North Carolina, United States


    Robert Raiford


    Maurice Raiford


    John Raiford


    Margaret Raiford


World Events (4)


Age 36

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

Age 36

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 46

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Ma(t)thew, vernacular form of the Greek New Testament name Matthias, Matthaios, which is ultimately from the Hebrew personal name Matityahu ‘gift of God’. This was taken into Latin as Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus respectively, the former being used for the twelfth apostle (who replaced Judas Iscariot) and the latter for the author of the first Gospel. In many European languages this distinction is reflected in different surname forms. The commonest vernacular forms of the personal name, including English Matthew, Old French Matheu, Spanish Mateo, Italian Matteo, Portuguese Mateus, Catalan and Occitan Mateu are generally derived from the form Matthaeus. The American surname Matthew has also absorbed European cognates from other languages, including Greek Mathias and Mattheos. Compare Mathew , Mathai .2 It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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