Sarah Walker

Female4 December 1822–16 March 1881

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Walker was born on 4 December 1822, in Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Henson Walker Sr, was 35 and her mother, Matilda Ann Arnold, was 25. She married Erastus Watrous on 1 December 1839, in Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Genoa Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 16 March 1881, in Oceola Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oceola Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Watrous
Sarah Walker
Marriage: 1 December 1839
Matilda Francis Watrous
Maryette A Watrous
Sarah O Watrous
Clarissa Watrous

Sources (16)

  • Sally Watsons in household of Erastus Watsons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Or Sally Walker - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sally Ann Walker
  • Sally Walker, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1839Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 15

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 24

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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