Sarah Green Shearer

7 March 1833–20 July 1902 (Age 69)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Green

When Sarah Green Shearer was born on 7 March 1833, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Shearer, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ann Green, was 35. She married John Carlton Blair in 1859, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 12, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 11, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 20 July 1902, at the age of 69, and was buried in Blues Hill Cemetery, Blue Hill, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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John Carlton Blair
Sarah Green Shearer
Marriage: 1859
Waightstill Avery Blair
Sally Louise Blair
John Carlton Blair Jr

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North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 2

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 20

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Shearer in household of John Shearer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Blair in household of John C Blair, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Blair in household of John C Blair, "United States Census, 1880"

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