Sarah Allison

1 July 1817–17 December 1887 (Age 70)
Limerick, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Allison was born on 1 July 1817, in Limerick, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Ebenezer Allison, was 28 and her mother, Phebe Phelps, was 20. She married Loyal Sanford about 1833, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 17 December 1887, in Limerick, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Dexter, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Loyal Sanford
Sarah Allison
Marriage: about 1833
Louisa Sanford
Lucinda Sanford
Orville H Sanford
Phebe Sanford
Henry H Sanford
Ebenezer G Sanford
Sarah Sanford
Mary Matilda Sanford
Andrew Sanford
Carey Sanford
George Edward Sanford
Adella Arabelle Sanford
Simeon Sanford
Helen J Sanford
Lydia Sanford
Robertus Adelbert Sanford
Loyal Edwin Sanford

Spouse and Children

about 1833
New York, United States


+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Samuel Allison


    Mary Allison


    Esther Allison



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Sanford in household of Lawyer Sanford, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Sarah Sandford in household of Loyal Sandford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Sanford in household of Royal Sanford, "United States Census, 1860"

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