Sarah Ann Messerall

Brief Life History of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Messerall was born in June 1854, in Sugar Lake, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Lawrence Messeral, was 34 and her mother, Mary Fullerton, was 36. She married LaFayette McFadden from 1873 to 1874, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Randolph Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 4 October 1904, in Mead Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Kiser Hill Cemetery, East Mead Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaFayette McFadden
Sarah Ann Messerall
Marriage: from 1873 to 1874
Mary Etta McFadden
Ida M. McFadden
Florence Louella McFadden
Mary Matilda McFadden
Alfred Charles McFadden
Margaret E McFadden
Lawrence A McFadden
Elizabeth Bell McFadden
Cora E McFadden
Roy Alexander McFadden
Stanley Henry McFadden
Clara Mabel McFadden

Sources (13)

  • Sarrah Mc Fadden in household of Laft T Mc Fadden, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Anna Messerall Shaffer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anna Mcfadden in entry for Leslie G. Karns and Etta Mcfadden, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, borne by the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. According to the Book of Genesis, she was originally called Sarai (possibly meaning ‘contentious’ in Hebrew), but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah ‘princess’ in token of a greater blessing (Genesis 17:15, ‘And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be’). This has been one of the most enduringly popular girls' names.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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