Sarah Blackburn

1799–29 March 1873 (Age 74)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Blackburn was born in 1799, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Blackburn, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth Adkinson, was 47. 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 6 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
1787–1841
Sarah Blackburn
1799–1873
Marriage: 15 April 1813
Jean Morphew
1817–1819
Rhoda Margaret Morphew
1819–1883
Levi Morphew
1821–1914
Silas Morphew
1823–1884
Mary Morphew
1825–1845
Martha Morphew
1825–1893
Lazarus Morphew
1829–1847
Keziah Grubb Morphew
1831–1898
Sarah Sally Morphew
1834–1903
Lorenzo Dow Morphew
1840–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 April 1813
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
children

(10)

    Jean Morphew

    Female1817–1819Female

    Female1819–1883Female

    Levi Morphew

    Male1821–1914Male

    Silas Morphew

    Male1823–1884Male

    Mary Morphew

    Female1825–1845Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Blackburn

    Male1745–1816Male

    Elizabeth Adkinson

    Female1752–1804Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 0

"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 1

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Blackburn in household of Benjaman Jordan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Morphew in household of Levi Morphew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Morphew, "United States Census, 1850"

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