Sarah Stewart

May 1830–20 March 1912 (Age 81)
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Stewart was born in May 1830, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Abraham Stewart, was 50 and her mother, Diana Watson, was 40. She married William Riley Gilstrap about 1847. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Wagener Township, Oconee, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 20 March 1912, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Gilstrap
Sarah Stewart
Marriage: about 1847
Barthema Gillstrap
Susan Gillstrap
Robert Lewis Gilstrap
Nancy Isabell " Dell" Gilstrap

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1847
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail
    Age 5
    On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
    Age 30
    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 109121;2007: 235783; 2010: 324957)Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah "Sally" Stewart - Government record: birth: May 1830; Pickens, South Carolina, United States
    • Sallie Gilstrap in household of John L Gravely, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sallie Stewort in entry for Robert Gilstrop, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943"

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