When Sarah Davis Greer was born on 5 November 1774, in Fairfax, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Fitch 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.
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.
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