Sarah Killam

Female20 April 1742–27 June 1843

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Killam was born on 20 April 1742, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Phinehas Killam, was 24 and her mother, Thankful Hill, was 20. She married Joseph Parks on 29 November 1761, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States. She died on 27 June 1843, in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Old Pawlet Cemetery, Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Moses Porter
Sarah Killam
Marriage: 12 May 1765
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Dr. Elijah H Porter
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Solomon Porter
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Sources (24)

  • Sarah Killain, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Sarah Kilham Porter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Porter, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1765Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 34

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 34

    Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 58

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire): variant of Kilham, a habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland and Yorkshire, so named either from Old English cylnum ‘(at) the kilns’, dative plural of cyln, or from Old English cyln ‘kiln’ or the personal name Cylla + Old Norse holmr ‘small island, water meadow’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

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