Mahalah Sargent

1 February 1879–
Woodstock, Cherokee, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Mahalah

Mahalah Sargent was born on 1 February 1879, in Woodstock, Cherokee, Georgia, United States.

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 3
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
Age 14
The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

Possible Related Names

Sergent
Sergeant
Sargeant
Surgent

Sources (1)

  • Mahaley Serjeant in household of Ephraim Serjeant, "United States Census, 1880"

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