Sarah Gaylord

1823–23 July 1892 (Age 69)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Gaylord was born in 1823, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Henderson Gaylord, was 27 and her mother, Bethiah Nesbitt, was 23. She married Carleton Lee Farnum on 31 January 1839, in Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Scio, Allegany, New York, United States in 1855 and Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 23 July 1892, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Carleton Lee Farnum
Sarah Gaylord
Marriage: 31 January 1839
Edward G. Farnum
Charles Caleb Farnum
Emily Adelaide Farnum
William Haddard Farnum
George Eugene Farnham
Edward Farnum
William Stoddard Farnum
Clara Farnum
Galen A. Farnum
Clarence Asher Farnham
Mary Farnum
Mary G. Farnum

Spouse and Children

31 January 1839
Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Edward G. Farnum


    Charles Caleb Farnum


    Emily Adelaide Farnum


    William Haddard Farnum


    George Eugene Farnham


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

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.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Gaillard , associated in particular with the Huguenots.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah G Farnum in household of Carlton Farnum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Farnum in household of Carlton Farnum, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Sarah Farnum in household of Carlton L Farnum, "New York State Census, 1855"

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