Sarah Persina Lord

1836–15 April 1911 (Age 75)
Friendship, Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Persina

When Sarah Persina Lord was born in 1836, in Friendship, Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States, her father, Curtis Lord, was 37 and her mother, Persina Dagget, was 34. She married Willis Potter about 1853. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cuba, Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States in 1892 and Alma, Allegany, New York, United States in 1905. She died on 15 April 1911, in Angelica, Angelica, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Angelica, Angelica, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Potter
Sarah Persina Lord
Marriage: about 1853
William Curtis Potter

Spouse and Children

about 1853


Parents and Siblings



    Tyler C. Lord


    Martha Lord


    John D. Lord




World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 4

The County of Hudson was created in 1840, named after the great river and its namesake, the English explorer, Henry Hudson, who landed his vessel the Half Moon at what is now the City of Hoboken in September of 1609

Age 25

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Serophina Lord in household of Curtis Lord, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Potter in household of Willie Potter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Potter in household of William C Potter, "New York State Census, 1905"

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