Sarah "Sally" Wisdom

Female2 June 1799–21 February 1882

Brief Life History of Sarah "Sally"

When Sarah "Sally" Wisdom was born on 2 June 1799, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, her father, Abner Thomas Wisdom, was 33 and her mother, Mary Polly Fuller, was 42. She married James A. Roberts on 2 November 1818, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States in 1860. She died on 21 February 1882, at the age of 82, and was buried in Buford, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James A. Roberts
1796–1869
Sarah "Sally" Wisdom
1799–1882
Marriage: 2 November 1818
Ezariah J Roberts
1819–1864
Abner Reed Roberts
1821–1911
William Basley Roberts
1823–1899
Jessee C Roberts
1825–1903
Vincent Lewis Roberts
1829–1907
Larkin H. B. Roberts
1831–1892
Nancy Rachel Roberts
1832–
John Landers ( Jack) Roberts
1834–
Starling Jasper Roberts
1836–
Sarah Martha ( Sallie) Roberts
1838–
James William Roberts
1840–1922
Tabner Roberts
1842–1917
George Newton Roberts
1848–1923

Sources (8)

  • Sarah Roberts in household of James Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Salley Wisdom, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sarah Wisdom Roberts, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1818Caswell, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    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 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1818: Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 22

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, and Kent): nickname for a wise or learned person, from Middle English wisdom (Old English wīsdōm) ‘wisdom, learning’.

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

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