Sarah Burkey

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Burkey was born in 1847, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, her father, Adam Burkey, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Gonser, was 26. She lived in Crawford Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1850.

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Adam Burkey
Sarah Gonser
Lovina Burkey
Anderson Burkey
Susan Burkey
Delilah Burkey
Sarah Burkey
Jane Burkey
Simon P. Burkey
Elizabeth Jane Burkey
Lucinda Burkey
George Washington Burkey
William H. Burkey

Sources (1)

  • Sarah Burgy in household of Adam Burgy, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Bürki (see Burki ). Compare Purkey .

English (Cheshire): unexplained.

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

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