Sarah Farmer

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Farmer was born on 1 July 1849, in Tennessee, United States, her father, John H Farmer, was 45 and her mother, Sarah "Sallie" Douglas, was 35. She lived in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1850.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Sarah? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John H Farmer
1804–1886
Sarah "Sallie" Douglas
1813–1879
Susan Farmer
1828–1855
Margaret Jane Farmer
1832–1906
John Farmer
1836–1886
Mary Polly Farmer
1839–
James Alexander Farmer
1840–1916
Rachel Elizabeth Farmer
1842–1887
James Alexander Farmer
1843–1917
William Edward Farmer
1844–1914
William H Farmer
1846–1918
Sarah Farmer
1849–
Nancy Farmer
1851–
Samuel Columbus Farmer
1856–1926

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Farmer in household of John Farmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Farmer in household of John Farmer, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

1863

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

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

English: occupational name from Middle English fermo(u)r, fermer and Anglo-Norman French fermer (Old French fermier, medieval Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.

Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered form Therrien . Compare Pharmer .

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.