Sarah Emma Hartley

1863–1931 (Age 68)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Emma

When Sarah Emma Hartley was born in 1863, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Levi Hartley, was 67 and her mother, Malinda Caroline Cook, was 24. She married Thomas Walter Austin on 16 June 1878, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 18 March 1931, in Lower Creek Township, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68.

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Thomas Walter Austin
Sarah Emma Hartley
Marriage: 16 June 1878
Harvie Edmond Austin
Ella E Austin
Mary Jones Austin
William Joseph Austin
Alice Julia Austin
Dora Thorne Austin
Nellie Mae Austin

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16 June 1878
Caldwell, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Battle of Bentonville

Age 2

The Battle of Bentonville took place in Johnston, North Carolina from March 19, 1865- March 21, 1865. It was considered the bloodiest battle of North Carolina, with around 4,000 casualties.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): habitational name from any of various places so called. Several, in particular those in Hampshire, Kent, and Devon, are named from Old English heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One in Northumberland has as the second element Old English hlāw ‘hill’, and one in Cumbria contains Old English clā ‘claw’, in the sense of a tongue of land between two streams, + probably heard ‘hard’. The surname is widely distributed, but most common in Yorkshire, where it arose from a place near Haworth, West Yorkshire, also named with Old English heorot + lēah. As a Scottish name, it comes from the Cumbrian Hartley (see forebears note).2 Irish: shortened Anglicized form of or surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’, ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sallie Austin in household of Watt Austin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sallie E Austin in household of Walter T Austin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah E Austin in household of T Walter Austin, "United States Census, 1900"

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