Sarah Ann Smith

21 February 1800–26 February 1879 (Age 79)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann Smith was born on 21 February 1800, in South Carolina, United States. She married Cyrus B Black in 1819, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 February 1879, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus B Black
Sarah Ann Smith
Marriage: 1819
Thomas C. Black
Robert R Black
John R Black
Elizabeth Jane Black
Cyrus Black
Sarah Ann Black
William S Black
James M. Black
George M. Black
Mary Delilah Black
Alexander Black
Nancy L. Black

Spouse and Children

    Cyrus B Black



South Carolina, United States


    Thomas C. Black


    Robert R Black


    John R Black


    Elizabeth Jane Black


    Cyrus Black


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Story Highlight

Sabra's Heritage - Cherokee

This information came from an elderly lady in Oklahoma from the Thomas C. Black line. Most of her information was taken from her family bible, written there by her father's mother. She read where SC …

Sources (3)

  • Sabra Black in household of Syrus Black, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sabney Black in household of Lewis Black, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sabra - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sabra or Sabry

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