Sarah Green

6 November 1843–24 August 1860 (Age 16)
McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Green was born on 6 November 1843, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, her father, Shadrach Green, was 23 and her mother, Mary Ann Compton, was 22. She married Peter Harry Cantrell on 5 May 1859, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 August 1860, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 16.

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Peter Harry Cantrell
Sarah Green
Marriage: 5 May 1859
Shadrack Cantrell

Spouse and Children

5 May 1859
Warren, Tennessee, United States


    Shadrack Cantrell


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World Events (2)


Age 3

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

Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Green in household of Shadrick Green, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Green in household of Shadrich Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Green, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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