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

Spouse and Children

15 April 1813
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


    Jean Morphew



    Levi Morphew


    Silas Morphew


    Mary Morphew


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Blackburn


    Elizabeth Adkinson




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.

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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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