Sarah Malinda Leeper

1828–1883 (Age 55)
Dodge, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Malinda

When Sarah Malinda Leeper was born on 12 February 1828, in Dodge, Georgia, United States, her father, Hugh Blair Leeper, was 46 and her mother, Malinda Sanders, was 34. She married Joseph Calvin "Griff" Scates on 7 December 1848, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Red Oak, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 4, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 2 February 1883, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Rosston, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Sarah Malinda Leeper
Joseph Calvin "Griff" Scates
Marriage: 7 December 1848
Mary Elizabeth Scates
Laura Isabelle Josephine Scates
Hugh Blair Leeper Scates
Joseph Sanders Scates
John Mitchell James Scates
George Allen Scates
Babygirl Scates
William Flectcher Scates
Margaret Anthus Scates
Ann Riley Scates

Spouse & Children

7 December 1848
Blount, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 4

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Scates in household of J C Scates, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S M Scates in household of Joseph C Scates, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Skates in household of Joseph Skates, "United States Census, 1870"

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