Sabra Knight

28 October 1804–13 August 1884 (Age 79)
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Sabra

When Sabra Knight was born on 28 October 1804, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jesse Knight, was 33 and her mother, Sally Cleverly, was 31. She married George Gerry on 7 September 1823, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 13 August 1884, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Gerry
Sabra Knight
Marriage: 7 September 1823
Jesse K. Gerry
Sabra Adelia Gerry
Sarah Isabel Gerry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1823Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 21
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Sabra Gerry in household of George Gerry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sabra Gerry in entry for Luicus Francis Wood and Sarah Isabelle Gerry, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Sabia Bright in entry for Sarah E. Gerry Woods, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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