Sarah McEvoy

New York, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah McEvoy was born in 1795, in New York, United States, her father, Martin McEvoy, was 42 and her mother, Margaret Devoe, was 38. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with James Simmonson. She lived in West Farms, Westchester, New York, United States in 1860.

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James Simmonson
Sarah McEvoy
Ann W Simmonson
Charles H. Simonson
Caroline M Simmonson

Spouse and Children

    James Simmonson





    Ann W Simmonson


    Charles H. Simonson


    Caroline M Simmonson


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 32

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Ulster) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe, a patronymic, originally (the genitive has been altered) from fíodhbhadhach ‘woodman’. In east Ulster this surname has sometimes been used in place of McVeigh .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Simonson in household of James B Simonson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Simmonson in household of James Simmonson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Mcevoy in entry for Charles H. Simonson, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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