Sarah Porter

12 February 1758–February 1839 (Age 80)
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Porter was born on 12 February 1758, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Richard Porter and Lois Woodruff. She had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Samuel Lowrey. She lived in Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1830. She died in February 1839, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Lowrey
1745–1830
Sarah Porter
1758–1839
Richard P. Lowery
1776–1829
Samuel Lowery
1778–1828
Sally Lowrey
Isaac Lowery
1781–1856
Sarah Lowrey
1789–
Lydia Lowrey
1791–1865
Roswell Lowery
1793–1865
Amy Lowrey
1796–1863

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Lowrey

    Male1745–1830Male

    Female1758–1839Female

children

(8)

    Richard P. Lowery

    Male1776–1829Male

    Samuel Lowery

    Male1778–1828Male

    Isaac Lowery

    Male1781–1856Male

    Sarah Lowrey

    Female1789–Female

    Lydia Lowrey

    Female1791–1865Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Porter

    MaleMale

    Lois Woodruff

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(7)

    Lydia

    Female1752–1756Female

    Sarah

    Female1752–1756Female

    Lois

    Female1753–1757Female

    Samuel

    Male1756–Male

    Female1758–1839Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 23

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Laury, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Sarah Lowry, "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850"
  • Sarah Porter Lowrey, "Find A Grave Index"

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