Sarah Trussell

1780–5 September 1834 (Age 54)
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Trussell was born in 1780, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. She married William Kay about 1799, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 5 September 1834, in her hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Kay Plantation Cemetery, Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kay
1777–1854
Sarah Trussell
1780–1834
Marriage: about 1799
Elizabeth Kay
1800–1905
Strother Kay
1801–1861
Louisa Kay
1804–1855
Jane Kay
1812–1870
Dorothy Delilah Kay
1803–1854
Mary Elizabeth Kay
1805–1877
Catherine Kay
1807–1896
William Pleasant Kay
1813–1869
Sarah Sallie Ann Kay
1820–1904
Cynthia Ann Kay
1822–1905
Hilda Kay
1822–1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1799
Anderson, South Carolina, United States
children

(11)

    Elizabeth Kay

    Female1800–1905Female

    Strother Kay

    Male1801–1861Male

    Female1803–1854Female

    Louisa Kay

    Female1804–1855Female

    Mary Elizabeth Kay

    Female1805–1877Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

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.
1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 8

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

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

English (East Midlands): of uncertain origin; perhaps from Old French troussel, Middle English trussel in the sense ‘packet’, and hence an occupational nickname for a peddler, or from the same word in the sense ‘stamp’, ‘mould (for stamping coins)’, and hence an occupational name for a minter. Alternatively, it may be from a nickname representing a variant of Thrussell, from Middle English throstle ‘thrush’, given probably to a cheerful person, the bird being noted for its cheerful song.

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

Sources (1)

  • Sallie Trussell Kay, "Find A Grave Index"

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