Sarah Salina Mc Dowell

about 1818–about 1870 (Age 52)
Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Salina Mc

When Sarah Salina Mc Dowell was born about 1818, in Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, Hugh McDowell, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Irwin, was 33. She died about 1870, in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Hugh McDowell
1777–1835
Margaret Irwin
1785–1838
Mary B. McDowell
1803–1830
Sarah McDowell
1812–
Hugh P. Mc Dowell
1814–1815
Emeline Mc Dowell
1816–
Sarah Salina Mc Dowell
1818–1870
William J. Mc Dowell
1820–1838
Alice Jane Parks McDowell
1805–1885
John Hamilton McDowell
1807–1870
Margaret Irwin McDowell
1810–1839
Robert Irwin McDowell
1813–1885
Hannah A McDowell
1818–1837

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 12

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ( see McDowell ).

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

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