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
Sarah "Sally" Wisdom
Marriage: 2 November 1818
Ezariah J Roberts
Abner Reed Roberts
William Basley Roberts
Jessee C Roberts
Vincent Lewis Roberts
Larkin H. B. Roberts
Nancy Rachel Roberts
John Landers ( Jack) Roberts
Starling Jasper Roberts
Sarah Martha ( Sallie) Roberts
James William Roberts
Tabner Roberts
George Newton Roberts

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.


    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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