Sarah Furr

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Furr was born about 1820, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Jacob Furr, was 26 and her mother, Mary Goslin, was 25. She married William Parson on 4 April 1839, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died about 1855, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37.

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William Parson
Sarah Furr
about 1820–about 1855
Marriage: 4 April 1839
Jacob M. Parson

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  • Sarah Parsons in household of William Parsons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Furr - Government record: birth-name: Sarah Furr
  • Sarah Furr, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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about 1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


Historical Boundaries: 1826: Fountain, Indiana, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English furre ‘fur, a fur lining for a garment, a coat made of or trimmed with fur’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore one.

Americanized form of German Fuhr .

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

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