Sarah Matteson

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Matteson was born on 22 April 1818, in New York, United States, her father, Gideon Matteson, was 38 and her mother, Mary Emerson, was 23. She married Ebenezer A Allen in 1836, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 May 1896, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hebron Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer A Allen
1813–before 1870
Sarah Matteson
Marriage: 1836
Cyrenus Matterson Allen
Daniel Sylvester Allen
Gideon Sylvanus Allen
George Lorenzo Allen
Albert A. Allen
Fred Allen

Sources (4)

  • Sarah M Allen in household of Ebenezer Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sary M Matterson in entry for Daniel Sylvester Allen, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Sarah M Allen in household of Ebenezar Allen, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Lancashire and Northumberland): variant of Mattison 1. This form of the name is rare in Britain and Ireland.

Americanized form of Swedish Mattesson: patronymic from the personal name Mattes, an equivalent of Matthew . The surname Mattesson is very rare in Sweden.

Variant of Mattison 3, a surname of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or North German origin, a cognate of 2 above.

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

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