William Martin Sorrell

26 September 1831–10 December 1913 (Age 82)
Bath, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Martin

When William Martin Sorrell was born on 26 September 1831, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, John P. Sorrell Sr., was 24 and his mother, Martha Stearman, was 25. He married Amanda M Staton on 16 April 1850, in Bath, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Magisterial District 8 Butler, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Butler, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 10 December 1913, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Butler Cemetery, Butler, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Martin Sorrell
1831–1913
Katherine Robinson
1838–
Marriage: 17 April 1856
Florence Virginia 'Jennie' SORRELL
1857–1929
Robert Sorrell
–1944
Amanda C Sorrell
1858–1952
Charles William Sorrell
1860–1925
Robert Sorrell
1863–1932
Ellen Sorrell
1866–1939
Henry Sorrell
1868–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1856
children

(7)

    Florence Virginia 'Jennie' SORRELL

    Female1857–1929Female

    Female1858–1952Female

    Charles William Sorrell

    Male1860–1925Male

    Robert Sorrell

    Male1863–1932Male

    Ellen Sorrell

    Female1866–1939Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Casander Sorrell

    Male1831–Male

    Male1831–1913Male

    Margaret Sorrel

    Female1833–1900Female

    John P Sorrell Jr.

    Male1834–1920Male

    Joseph Redman Sorrell

    Male1836–1880Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834

Age 3

Covington was chartered as a city in 1834.
1861

Age 30

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): nickname for someone with reddish hair, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French sor ‘chestnut (color)’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Sowell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Sorrel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Sorrell, "United States Census, 1870"

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