Sarah Gorrell

26 July 1763–5 September 1834 (Age 71)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Gorrell was born on 26 July 1763, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, James Gorrell, was 23 and her mother, Eliza Elizabeth Miller, was 17. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with James McDowell. She died on 5 September 1834, in Kirkpatrick, Madison Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mcdowell Cemetery, Kirkpatrick, Madison Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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James McDowell
Sarah Gorrell
William McDowell
Mary McDowell
Elizabeth McDowell
John Mc Dowell
James T McDowell
Martha Mc Dowell
Woodford Gorrell McDowell
Hiram M. McDowell
Thomas G McDowell

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World Events (8)

Age 13
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 13
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America
Age 20
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

(1997: 1276;2007: 2414; 2010: 3309)English (Devon):nickname from Middle English gorrell ‘fat man’ (Old French gorel ‘pig’).

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

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  • Sarah Gorrell McDowell, "Find A Grave Index"

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