Sarah Gray

7 May 1795–about 1860 (Age 64)
Darlington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Gray was born on 7 May 1795, in Darlington, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Gray, was 23 and her mother, Selah, was 23. She married Jesse Alexander McLendon in 1811, in Darlington, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina, United States in 1850. She died about 1860, in Darlington, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Henderson King
Sarah Gray
Marriage: 1824
Celia King
Sarah Ann King
Martha Ann King
Nancy King
Eliza E King

Spouse and Children

Darling, New South Wales, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    James Gray






    Thomas Gay



    Reuben Gay


World Events (7)

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.

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah King in household of Henderson King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah King in household of Hend* King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Sarah Ann Boskin, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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