Sarah Van Dorn

2 August 1783–18 September 1829 (Age 46)
Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Van Dorn was born on 2 August 1783, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Van Dorn Sr., was 19 and her mother, Mary Chasey, was 27. She married Titus Watson on 26 November 1804, in Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 18 September 1829, in Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Titus Watson
Sarah Van Dorn
Marriage: 26 November 1804
Mary Ann Watson
Clarissa Watson
Martha Watson
Sophia Watson
Joan Merrill Watson
William Titus Watson

Spouse and Children

26 November 1804
Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Van Dorn Sr.


    Mary Chasey




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 4

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 14

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sarah Van Dorn Watson, "Find A Grave Index"

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