Sarah Matthew

Female1740–about 1800

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Matthew was born in 1740, in North Carolina, United States. She married Matthew John Raiford III before 1754, in 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 61.

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

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  • Marriage
    before 1754United States
  • Children (4)

    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

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Ma(t)thew, a 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 name 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, including German Matthias , Greek Mathias and Mattheos, Assyrian/Chaldean Matti , Czech Matěj, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian Matej . The name Matthew is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Mathai ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Compare Mathew , see also Matthews .

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

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