George Washington Sorrells

9 September 1784–4 February 1855 (Age 70)
Duplin, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Sorrells was born on 9 September 1784, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Walter Samuel Sorrells, was 52 and his mother, Nancy Newberry, was 28. He married Marie B. “Mary” Chambers on 9 September 1802, in Elbert, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Clark, Arkansas, United States in 1830 and Waldron, Scott, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 4 February 1855, in Abbott, Scott, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sorrels Cemetery, Scott, Arkansas, United States.

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George Washington Sorrells
Marie B. “Mary” Chambers
Marriage: 9 September 1802
James Little Sorrels
Nancy Sorrells
Pascal C. Sorrells
Cynthia Sorrells
America Sorrells
Samuel Jefferson Sorrells
Maria Sorrels
Anna Maria Sorrels
Maria Elizabeth Sorrells
Americus Sorrells
Mary Polly Sorrells
William Washington Sorrels

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1802Elbert, Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    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.
    1789 · Becomes 12th State
    Age 5
    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
    Age 19
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 2083;2007: 4336; 2010: 5921)English: variant of Sorrell , with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Family Data Collection - Births
    • Washington Donelly, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965

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