Sally or Sarah McCann

1821–27 May 1914 (Age 93)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Sally or Sarah

When Sally or Sarah McCann was born in 1821, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, James McCann Sr, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Hutchins Smith, was 23. She married William Burton Blackburn on 4 April 1846, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Edwards Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. She died on 27 May 1914, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

William Burton Blackburn
Sally or Sarah McCann
Marriage: 4 April 1846
Perry Alexander Blackburn
Nancy Blackburn
about 1851–
Charlotte L Blackburn
about 1852–
Martha E Blackburn
about 1863–
Charlottie Loucinda Harris
Lambeth Mangum Blackburn
Sarah Katherine Blackburn
Lodema A Blackburn
William Burton Blackburn
James Monroe Blackburn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1846Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 0
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1830 · Trail of Tears
    Age 9
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Malachy, Donovan, Liam, Aidan, Aileen, Brigid, Colum, Conan, Donal, Kiernan, Ronan.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cana ‘son of Cana’, a personal name based on cana ‘wolf cub’.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Sarah Blackburn, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sally Blackburn in entry for J S Hodges and Blodema Blackburn, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Sallie Mccann in entry for Charlottie Loucinda Harris, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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