Sara Leeper

Market Hill, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life of Sara

Sara Leeper was born about 1801, in Market Hill, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. She married Robert Loudon on 19 September 1822. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in New York City, New York County, New York, United States.

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Sara Leeper
Robert Loudon
Marriage: 19 September 1822
William L. Lowdon
Clark Loudon
Jane Loudon
Mary Loudon
John Loudon
Margaret Loudon

Spouse & Children

19 September 1822
Markethill, Armagh, N. Ireland


  • William L. Lowdon


  • John Loudon


  • Female1836–1903Female

  • Clark Loudon


  • Jane Loudon


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 26

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 31

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.

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 Leeper in entry for John Lawden and Davidena Hepburn, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Sarah Leeper in entry for John Lowden, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Sarah Leeper in entry for John Lawden and Davidena Hepburn, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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