Sarah Thornton

1767–30 May 1849 (Age 82)
Johnston, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Thornton was born in 1767, in Johnston, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Thornton II, was 33 and her mother, Martha P Wilson, was 37. She married Thomas Underwood on 10 March 1783, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 30 May 1849, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clinton Twp, Sampson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Underwood
1743–1803
Sarah Thornton
1767–1849
Marriage: 10 March 1783
Thomas Underwood
1784–1860
Eleanor Underwood
1792–1832
Sampson Underwood
1794–1828
Josiah Underwood
1786–1854
Sarah Ann Underwood
1788–1855
John Underwood
1790–1860
David Underwood
1793–1860
Rachel Underwood
1795–1863
Timothy Underwood
1797–1846
Margaret Underwood
1798–
Rebecca Elizabeth Underwood
1802–1865
Jonah Underwood
1803–
William Thomas Underwood
1803–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1783
Johnston, North Carolina, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 0

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1789

Age 22

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Thornton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sarah Thornton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979

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