Sarah Cowles

26 June 1798–4 February 1883 (Age 84)
Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Cowles was born on 26 June 1798, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Phineas Cowles, was 36 and her mother, Catharine Stone, was 31. She married Joseph Stafford on 5 December 1816, in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Barton, Orleans, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 February 1883, in Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Orleans, Barton, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Stafford
Sarah Cowles
Marriage: 5 December 1816
Marinda Sally Stafford
Elisa K Stafford
Elijah K. Stafford
Alica Stafford
Denison Stafford
Lucretta R. Stafford
Harriet N Stafford
Charles D Stafford
Mary S Stafford
Martha Ann Stafford
Joseph Curtis Stafford
John Wesley Stafford
Francis A. Stafford
Ellis E. Stafford

Spouse and Children

5 December 1816
Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States


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Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 23

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Cole .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Stafford in household of Joseph Stafford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Stafford in household of Ellis E Stafford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Stafford in household of Joseph Stafford, "United States Census, 1860"

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