Sarah

1840–Female
Smith River, Del Norte, California, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah was born in 1840, in Smith River, Del Norte, California, United States.

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 8

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1863

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

The scriptural name has been rendered as a female ruler or governor and a princess or noble lady, from "saráh," meaning to be a leader or commander, or to fight. The name appears to have been originally Sarai, signifying "my princess." Nicknames are Sal and Sally. Sara is the Italian form.

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