Sarah Elizabeth Campbell

Female1824–after 1900

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Campbell was born in 1824, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, Andrew Campbell, was 39 and her mother, Mary Mercy Wiggins, was 39. She married Moses Loftin Sherrill on 29 November 1838, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died after 1900, in Swain, North Carolina, United States, and was buried in Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Loftin Sherrill
Sarah Elizabeth Campbell
Marriage: 29 November 1838
Nancy E H Sherrill
Frances "Fannie" Caroline Sherrill
Mercy Elizabeth Sherrill
Moses L. Sherrill
Michael Simpson Sherrill
Sarah E Sherrill
Ester Mahala Sherrill
William Joseph Sherrill
John Harrison Sherrill
Catherine Jane Sherrill

Sources (15)

  • Sarah C Sherrill in household of Lofton Sherrill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sary Camel, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sallie Campbell in entry for Mike Sherrill, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1838Haywood, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    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.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 6

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 22

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .

    Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

    English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

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