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
Sarah Trussell
Marriage: about 1799
Elizabeth Kay
Strother Kay
Louisa Kay
Jane Kay
Dorothy Delilah Kay
Mary Elizabeth Kay
Catherine Kay
William Pleasant Kay
Sarah Sallie Ann Kay
Cynthia Ann Kay
Hilda Kay

Spouse and Children

about 1799
Anderson, South Carolina, United States


    Elizabeth Kay


    Strother Kay



    Louisa Kay


    Mary Elizabeth Kay


+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.

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  • Sallie Trussell Kay, "Find A Grave Index"

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