Sarah L Pistole

Female2 September 1802–1835

Brief Life History of Sarah L

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.

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Solomon Davis
Sarah L Pistole
Marriage: 3 January 1822
Daniel Coleman Davis
Lucinda T Davis
Nancy Ann Davis
Benjamin Franklin Davis
Talitha B R Davis
George W Davis
Sarah L S Davis

Sources (2)

  • Sarah in entry for Solomon Davie and Eliza Wood Washburn, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • DeKalb. Deed Books 1838–1845

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1822Smith, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 1

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


    Age 10

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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