Sarah Green Shearer

Female7 March 1833–20 July 1902

Brief Life History 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 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (8)

  • Sarah Shearer in household of John Shearer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Shearer in entry for Louisa Blair, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"
  • Sarah Blair in household of John C Blair, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1859North Carolina, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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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 English: occupational name for a reaper of standing crops, a sheep shearer, or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherer(e) ‘shearer’, an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes. Compare Sherman .

    Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer , cognates of 1 above. Compare Sharrer .

    Americanized form of German Scheurer .

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

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