Sarah Pyle

10 March 1738–17 March 1817 (Age 79)
Delaware, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Pyle was born on 10 March 1738, in Delaware, British Colonial America, her father, William Pyle, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Chads, was 40. She died on 17 March 1817, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 79.

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1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 16

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.
1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 26

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English pile ‘stake’, ‘post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark or a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker or a nickname for a tall strong man.2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

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

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  • Sarah Pyle, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • Sarah Pyle, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • Sarah Pyle, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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