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
1796–
Sarah Gray
1795–1860
Marriage: 1824
Celia King
1825–1916
Sarah Ann King
1827–1922
Martha Ann King
1829–
Nancy King
1830–
Eliza E King
1835–1907

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1824
Darling, New South Wales, Australia
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    James Gray

    Male1772–1812Male

    Selah

    Female1772–Female

siblings

(3)

    Thomas Gay

    Male1787–Male

    Female1795–1860Female

    Reuben Gay

    Male1797–Male

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.
1803

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.

Possible Related Names

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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