Sarah Edwards

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Edwards was born on 8 October 1781, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Isham Edwards, was 30 and her mother, Dorcus Patterson, was 18. She married Job Sweeney on 14 May 1806, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. She died on 9 November 1844, in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Job Sweeney
1778–1871
Sarah Edwards
1781–1844
Marriage: 14 May 1806

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  • Virginia, Births Death and Marriages 1700-1899
  • Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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