Sarah Lancaster

Female16 April 1821–

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Lancaster was born on 16 April 1821, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Levi Lancaster Jr., was 68 and her mother, Margaretha Hinckel, was 36. She had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with William Mays. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860.

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William Mays
Sarah Lancaster
John Mays
Sarah Mays
Kate Mays
Charles Mays
William Mays
Ella Mays
Mary Mays
George Mays

Sources (7)

  • Sarah Mays in household of William Mays, "United States Census, 1860"
  • / in entry for Mays, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Margaret Lancaster, "United States Census, 1830"

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Children (8)

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings (8)

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

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.


Age 42

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, which is recorded as Loncastre in 1086. The place takes its name from the river Lune + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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