Sarah Melinda Guernsey

14 July 1810–2 February 1842 (Age 31)
Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Melinda

When Sarah Melinda Guernsey was born on 14 July 1810, in Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Chauncey C Guernsey, was 36 and her mother, Lucy E Hoyt, was 30. She married Harvey Lyon on 3 May 1832. She died on 2 February 1842, at the age of 31.

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Harvey Lyon
Sarah Melinda Guernsey
Marriage: 3 May 1832

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3 May 1832

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World Events (7)


Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 9

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It is now a rare surname in Britain.

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

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