Sarah Crawford

9 October 1778–31 January 1855 (Age 76)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Crawford was born on 9 October 1778, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, her father, John Crawford, was 30 and her mother, Rebekah Douglas, was 27. She married William David Sellers on 2 February 1796, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 31 January 1855, in Liberty Mills, Chester Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Liberty Mills, Chester Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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William David Sellers
Sarah Crawford
Marriage: 2 February 1796
Nathan Douglas Sellers
Rebekah Crawford Sellers
Nancy Sellers
John Howard Sellers
Mary Sellers
Margaret Sellers
Celia Amanda Sellers
Jane Sellers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1796Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 2
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 3
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Crawford, primarily the one in Lanarkshire (Scotland), and possibly also from the one in Lancashire. Both are named in Old English with crāwe ‘crow’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Sarah Crawford, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Sarah Sellers, "Find A Grave Index"
    • History of Preble County, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches

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