Sarah Blackburn

Female29 September 1798–29 March 1873

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Blackburn was born on 29 September 1798, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Blackburn, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Adkinson, was 46. She married John M Morphew on 15 April 1813, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Sampson, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 29 March 1873, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Morphew Cemetery, Stony Fork, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John M Morphew
Sarah Blackburn
Marriage: 15 April 1813
Elizabeth Morphew
Jean Morphew
Rhoda Margaret Morphew
Levi Morphew
Silas Morphew
Mary Morphew
Martha Morphew
Lazarus Morphew
Keziah Grubb Morphew
Sarah Sally Morphew
Lorenzo Dow Morphew

Sources (6)

  • Sarah Morphew in household of Levi Morphew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Blackburn Morphew, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Blackburn in entry for Levi Morphew, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1813Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

    Age 1

    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 20

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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