Sarah Jefferson

10 January 1791–12 April 1886 (Age 95)
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Jefferson was born on 10 January 1791, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bell, was 20 and her mother, Mary Jefferson, was 20. She married William Cotterell on 23 December 1811, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 12 April 1886, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cotterell
Sarah Jefferson
Marriage: 23 December 1811
John Cotterall
Samuel Jefferson Cotterell
James Cotterell
Robert Cotterell
Elizabeth Cotterell
William Cotterell
William Cottrell
Ellen Cotterell
James Cotterell

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  • Marriage
    23 December 1811Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 10
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 28
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Geffrey or Jeffray (see Jeffrey ) + -son. In the late medieval period Geffreyson was increasingly pronounced Jeffrason, with shortening of the diphthong to a simple vowel, which was later commonly altered to Gefferson and Jefferson, with metathesis of -r- and this shortened vowel. In North America, this surname became especially common among African Americans (see 2 below).African American: from the personal name Jefferson (or Thomas Jefferson), adopted in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in most cases probably for the same reason.History: The third US president, author of the Declaration of Independence, and VA statesman Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) relates in his memoirs a family tradition that he was descended from Welsh stock on his father's side, while noting the relative infrequency of the name Jefferson in Wales. It is a characteristically northern English name. — A Jefferson was among the burgesses who attended the first representative assembly at Jamestown, VA, in 1619.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Sarah Cottrall in household of William Cottrall, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Sarah Cottrate in household of Wm Cottrate, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah in entry for James Cotterell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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