Sarah Thornton Fairfield

21 November 1831–4 July 1909 (Age 77)
Saco, York, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Thornton

When Sarah Thornton Fairfield was born on 21 November 1831, in Saco, York, Maine, United States, her father, Honorable John Fairfield, was 34 and her mother, Anna Payne Thornton, was 28. She married Benjamin Franklin Hamilton on 24 March 1853, in Saco, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 4 July 1909, in Saco, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Hamilton
Sarah Thornton Fairfield
Marriage: 24 March 1853
Harry Fairfield Hamilton
John Fairfield Hamilton
Thomas Carle Hamilton
Benjamin Franklin Hamilton Jr
Robert Whitman Hamilton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1853Saco, York, Maine, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered
    Age 1
    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
    Age 27
    Minnesota is the 32nd state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places, primarily Fairfield in Derbyshire or Kent, both named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ + feld ‘open country’, or Fairfield in Worcestershire, which is named with Old English fōr ‘hog’ + feld.History: John Fairfield was an immigrant to Charlestown, MA, in 1635.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Sarah T Hamilton in household of B F Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sarah T Fairfield in entry for Harry F Hamilton and Madeline B Fisher, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Sarah F F Hamilton in household of Frank B Hamilton, "United States Census, 1860"

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