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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Family Time Line

Matthew John Raiford III
1735–1814
Sarah Matthew
1740–1800
Marriage: 1754
Robert Raiford
1754–1793
John Raiford
1758–1812
Maurice Raiford
1757–1824
Margaret Raiford
1767–1842

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1754
North Carolina, United States
children

(4)

    Robert Raiford

    Male1754–1793Male

    Maurice Raiford

    Male1757–1824Male

    John Raiford

    Male1758–1812Male

    Margaret Raiford

    Female1767–1842Female

World Events (4)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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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