When Sarah L Pistole was born on 2 September 1802, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Abraham Pistole Jr., was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Reynolds, was 37. She married Solomon Davis on 3 January 1822, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1835, at the age of 33.
German: from Pistole ‘pistol’, probably a nickname for a sharp and aggressive person. The vocabulary word is derived from Czech píšťala ‘whistle’; early pistols, invented in Bohemia in the 16th century, were thought to resemble whistles.
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