Sarah Killam

20 April 1742–27 June 1843 (Age 101)
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Killam was born on 20 April 1742, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Phinehas Killam, was 23 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
Abigail Porter
Sarah Porter
Dr. Elijah H Porter
Joseph Porter
Solomon Porter
Harry Porter
Moses P. Porter
Harvey Porter

Spouse and Children

12 May 1765
Preston, 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.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 49

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
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

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Kil(l)ham, from places in Northumberland and East Yorkshire, so named from Old English cylnum ‘(at) the kilns’, dative plural of cyln.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Porter, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Sarah Killane Park in entry for Ephraim Fitch and Sarah Porter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Sarah Killam Porter in entry for Timothy Hatch and Abigail Porter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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