Sarah S. Weston

1822–14 October 1853 (Age 31)
Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah S.

When Sarah S. Weston was born in 1822, in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Dea. Abraham Weston, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Ann Wightman, was 35. She married Alanson Wood Pepper on 21 November 1848, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 14 October 1853, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 31.

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Alanson Wood Pepper
Sarah S. Weston
Marriage: 21 November 1848

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21 November 1848
Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States



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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 7

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 10

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places named Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 English: variant of Whetstone .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah S Pepper in household of Alanson W Pepper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah S. Weston, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah S. Weston, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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