Sally Wilson

22 April 1823–2 December 1904 (Age 81)
Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sally

When Sally Wilson was born on 22 April 1823, in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin J. Wilson, was 28 and her mother, Sally Jones Perry, was 26. She had at least 1 son and 5 daughters with William S. Derby. She lived in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 10 years and Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 2 December 1904, in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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William S. Derby
Sally Wilson
Marion H. Derby
Clara Derby
Nancy J. Derby
Isabell Derby
Ellen S. Derby
William B. Derby

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World Events (8)

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sally W Darby in household of William Darby, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Sally Darby in household of William Darby, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Sally W Darby in household of William Darby, "New York State Census, 1855"

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