Sarah Ellen Trotter

Female1844–

Brief Life History of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Trotter was born in 1844, in Missouri, United States, her father, John Trotter, was 38 and her mother, Mary Wilson Stephens, was 34. She married Christopher James Hildreth in 1865, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Christopher James Hildreth
1838–1928
Sarah Ellen Trotter
1844–
Marriage: 1865
Harold E Hildreth
1877–1953
Ella Theolian Hildreth
1885–1974

Sources (8)

  • Ellen Hildreth in household of Charles Hildreth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ella S Trotter in entry for Christopher J Hildreth, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Ella Stevens Hildreth in household of C J Hildreth, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1865St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1863

    Age 19

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 31

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern; also found in southern Scotland): perhaps from an unrecorded sense of Middle English trotter ‘one who rides a trotting horse’, a derivative of Middle English trotten ‘to ride at a trot, at a fast pace’. It may have been given to a messenger (see Trotman ). Alternatively, perhaps from a shortened form of an unrecorded Middle English trotterer ‘dealer in trotting horses’, a derivative of Middle English trotter (Old French trotier) ‘horse that trots’.

    German: occupational name for a vintner, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’ (a loan translation from Latin calcatura). The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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

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