Sarah Rowell

13 March 1836–11 November 1912 (Age 76)
Marion, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Rowell was born on 13 March 1836, in Marion, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Baker Rowell, was 42 and her mother, Melissa Leecy Harrelson, was 35. She lived in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 11 November 1912, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Grainger Cemetery, Horry, South Carolina, United States.

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William Baker Rowell
Melissa Leecy Harrelson
Pvt James (Jim) Volentine Rowell
Jeremiah Rowell
Elizabeth Jane Rowell
John H Rowell
David Rowell
Sarah Rowell
Jessie Radson Rowell

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World Events (7)


Age 10

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

Age 24

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, a variant of Rothwell (representing the local pronunciation of the place in Northamptonshire). 2. habitational name from a place in Devon, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + hyll ‘hill’. 3. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Rowe 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sarah Rowell in household of William Rowell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Rowell, "Find A Grave Index"

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