Sarah Davis Greer

Brief Life History of Sarah Davis

When Sarah Davis Greer was born on 5 November 1774, in Fairfax County, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Greer, was 47 and her mother, Mary May Haynes, was 35. She had at least 4 sons and 8 daughters with Reverend Joel Andrew Anderson. She died on 7 November 1844, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reverend Joel Andrew Anderson
Sarah Davis Greer
William Anderson
Mary Greer Anderson
Anna Anderson
Salley Anderson
Frances Marion Anderson
about 1823–1860
Catherine Shirley Anderson
Nancy Winfree Campbell Anderson Hughes
James Caleb Anderson
Dorinda Anderson
Joel Andrew Anderson

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Davis Greer - Published information: birth-name: Sarah Davis Greer
  • Sarah D Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The Descendants of Aquilla Greer, Sr., 1719-1790

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Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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