Sarah Ayer

Female1758–18 July 1808

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Ayer was born in 1758, in Brownsville, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Ayer, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Frances Malone, was 33. She married Josiah David in 1783, in Saw Mill, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 18 July 1808, in Marlboro, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 50.

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Josiah David
Sarah Ayer
Marriage: 1783
Mary David
Elizabeth David
William David
Frances David
Francis David
Josiah David
Margaret Ann David
Rebecca David
Julia David

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  • Marriage
    1783Saw Mill, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 18

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

    Age 18

    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 28

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Middle English eir, eyr ‘heir’ (Anglo-Norman French heyr, Old French (h)eir, Latin heres). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English, denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality, either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations.

    English: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Aier (ancient Germanic Agihari).

    English: variant of Hair .

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

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