Sarah Woody

Female1764–before 1820

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Woody was born in 1764, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Banks Woody, was 24 and her mother, Lucy Barnet, was 19. She married Edward Helton in 1786, in Henry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1820, in White, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Helton
1763–1850
Sarah Woody
1764–1820
Marriage: 1786
John D Helton
1795–1830
Lucinda Flossie Helton
1804–
Luther Helton
1805–

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Woody in entry for Edward Hilton, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Sarah Woody in entry for Edward Hilton, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Horton -

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1786Henry, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 12

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776

    Age 12

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 17

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English:

    from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + heie ‘enclosure’ (Old English wudu + (ge)hæg). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by an enclosure in a wood, or habitational, for a person from a place so named, such as Woodhey Green in Faddiley (Cheshire). Also possibly from East Woodhay (Hampshire) and West Woodhay (Berkshire), apparently named with Old English wīd ‘wide, broad’ as the initial element, confused with early Old English widu ‘wood’, and so too with Old English wudu.

    nickname from Middle English wodi or some other derivative of Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd), perhaps formed on the analogy of, for example, Middle English mody (see Moody ). Compare Wood 2.

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

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