Sarah Ann Walton

1820–11 July 1899 (Age 79)
Piney Woods, Perqns, N C

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Walton was born in 1820, her father, George Walton Jr., was 41 and her mother, Isabel or Isabella Scott, was 55. She married Robert Betson Newby on 2 July 1842, in Perquimans MM, Perquimans, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 11 July 1899, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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William Nicholson
Sarah Ann Walton
Marriage: 3 December 1853
George Thomas Nicholson
William Nicholson

Spouse and Children

3 December 1853
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 10

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 28

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala ( see Wallace ), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah A Newby in household of Thomas Newby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Nicholson, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Sarah A Nickelson in household of Wm Nickelson, "United States Census, 1880"

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