Sarah Carnahan

2 June 1762–16 May 1806 (Age 43)
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Carnahan was born on 2 June 1762, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Capt. William Carnahan, was 37 and her mother, Mary "Molly" Clark, was 27. She married Solomon Ferguson on 5 April 1790, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 16 May 1806, in her hometown, at the age of 43, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Blandford, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Ferguson
1754–1833
Sarah Carnahan
1762–1806
Marriage: 5 April 1790
Mary Ferguson
1800–1802
Olive Ferguson
1804–1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1790
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    William Thompson Carnahan

    Male1758–Male

    Mehitabol "Hette" Carnahan

    Female1760–1849Female

    Female1762–1806Female

    Miriam Carnahan

    Female1764–Female

    David Carnahan

    Male1766–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 24

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearncháin ( see Kernaghan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Carnahan, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah Carnahan, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah Cannon, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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