Sarah Wilcox Kempton

17 January 1825–9 November 1902 (Age 77)
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah Wilcox

When Sarah Wilcox Kempton was born on 17 January 1825, in Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elijah S. Kempton, was 50 and her mother, Louisa Wilcox, was 37. She married Gilbert C. Gray on 26 September 1858, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. She died on 9 November 1902, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Gilbert C. Gray
Sarah Wilcox Kempton
Marriage: 26 September 1858

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26 September 1858
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place called Kempton in Shropshire, named from an Old English personal name Cempa (or the Old English vocabulary word cempa ‘warrior’) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant of Kimpton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Gray in household of Gilbert C Gray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah W Gray in household of Lydia H Swan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah W Kempton in household of Andrew Swift, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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