Sarah Blackburn

Female1823–14 November 1910

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Blackburn was born in 1823, in St. Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Blackburn Jr, was 27 and her mother, Jane E Miller, was 26. She married David Stoler Kensinger on 17 November 1853, in St. Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Liberty Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 November 1910, in Saxton, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saxton, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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David Stoler Kensinger
Sarah Blackburn
Marriage: 17 November 1853
Ellen Kensinger
Thomas Blackburn Kensinger
Isaac B Kensinger
Catharine Kensinger

Sources (11)

  • Sarah Kensinger in household of David Kensinger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Blackburn in entry for Thomas B Kensinger, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Sarah Kensinger in household of David Kensinger, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    17 November 1853St. Clair Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    "Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 24

    A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.

    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’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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