Sarah Wilson

1795–5 June 1865 (Age 70)
Hall, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Wilson was born in 1795, in Hall, Georgia, United States as the daughter of Mary A Denton. She married Hugh Kerr on 18 March 1820, in Hall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 June 1865, in Tyler, Texas, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Kerr
1797–1876
Sarah Wilson
1795–1865
Marriage: 18 March 1820
William Earles Kerr
1820–1863
Joseph Wilson Kerr
1822–1849
William Kerr
1824–
Benjamin Craven Kerr
1826–1865
Nancy Ann Kerr
1830–1870
Calaway Denton Kerr
1831–1907
Mary E Kerr
1833–1929
Elisabeth Amira "Betty" Kerr
1835–1911
Elizabeth Kerr
1837–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 March 1820
Hall, Georgia, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Mary A Denton

    Female1782–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 0

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818

Age 23

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Hall, Georgia, United States

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sarah Wilson, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • Sarah Wilson, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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