Sarah Mosby

25 December 1761–7 June 1808 (Age 46)
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Mosby was born on 25 December 1761, in Cumberland, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel S Mosby, was 48 and her mother, Jersha Bowles, was 44. She married William Henry Grant III in May 1789, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 June 1808, in Elk Horn, Taylor, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Fayette, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Grant III
1761–1814
Sarah Mosby
1761–1808
Marriage: May 1789
James Grant
1782–
Keturah Grant
1784–
Eliza Grant
1786–
Keturah Grant
1787–
William Grant IV
1790–
Mary Grant
1792–1853
Squire Grant
1792–
Samuel Moseby Grant
1794–1868
Squire Boone Grant
1798–1822

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
May 1789
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel S Mosby

    Male1713–1783Male

    Jersha Bowles

    Female1717–1780Female

siblings

(13)

    Samuel S Mosby Jr

    Male1751–1805Male

    Female1755–1797Female

    Joseph Mosby

    Male1756–1848Male

    Susanna Mosby

    Female1757–1827Female

    Elizabeth Mosby

    Female1758–1826Female

+8 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 15

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 25

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

1 English (Yorkshire): habitational name, probably from Mosbrough in South Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Moresburh, from Old English mōres, genitive singular of mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘moor’ + burh ‘fortress’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southern Norway, so named from Old Norse mós (genitive case of mór ‘sandy plain’) + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Mosby, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sarah Mosbey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sarah Mosby, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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