Sarah Ann "Sary" Duncan

Brief Life History of Sarah Ann "Sary"

When Sarah Ann "Sary" Duncan was born on 18 March 1811, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Noah Duncan, was 34 and her mother, Ann "Annie" Bondurant, was 34. She married Christian Shateen Claiborn in 1828, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Highland, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died before 1911.

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Christian Shateen Claiborn
Sarah Ann "Sary" Duncan
Marriage: 1828
John L. Claibourn
Mary Ann T Claibourn
Samuel E Claibourn
Sarah Eliza Claibourn

Sources (7)

  • Sarah Clayborn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Duncan, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Sarah Clayborne, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Dunecan, itself from the traditional Irish royal name Donnchad(h), derived from donn ‘brown-haired’ + cath ‘battle’. Judging by the Scots form, the Scottish Gaelic intermediary seems to have been understood as containing ceann ‘head’, as if the whole name meant ‘brown head’; compare sense 2. In Ireland the name was Anglicized as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .

Irish: used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

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

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