Sarah Newton Fay

October 1797–7 January 1822 (Age 24)
Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sarah Newton

When Sarah Newton Fay was born in October 1797, in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Ezra Fay, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Newton, was 27. She married Calvin Wardner on 15 January 1818, in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 7 January 1822, in her hometown, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Wardner
Sarah Newton Fay
Marriage: 15 January 1818
Ann Wardner
Sarah L Wardner
Calvin W. Wardner
Betsey Wardner
Elizabeth Wardner

Spouse and Children

15 January 1818
Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Newton




    Mary Bell Fay


    Elizabeth Hastings Fay



    Ezra Fay


World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 11

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person believed to have supernatural qualities, from Middle English, Old French faie ‘fairy’ (Late Latin fata ‘fate’, ‘destiny’).2 English: nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English, Old French fei ‘loyalty’, ‘trust’.3 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in France named with Old French faie ‘beech’, or a topographic name from someone living by a beech wood. Compare Lafayette .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Salley Fay, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Sarah Fay Wardner in entry for Betsey Wardner, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Sarah Fay Wardner in entry for Ann Wardner, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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