Sarah Melinda Guernsey

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

The Life Summary 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
1799–1852
Sarah Melinda Guernsey
1810–1842
Marriage: 3 May 1832

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1832
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    World Events (7)

    1812
    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 (southern): habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The name of the island is from the Old Norse ey ‘island’, with an uncertain first element, perhaps the male personal name Grani in the genitive case with original -ar, or from a genitive case form of grǫn ‘pine’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Gurnsey

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