Sarah A Whitaker

about 1852–
Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah A

When Sarah A Whitaker was born about 1852, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, her father, Wiley D Whitaker, was 26 and her mother, America Hamilton, was 22. She married Lewis William Byrd Salyer on 12 July 1877, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Lewis William Byrd Salyer
Sarah A Whitaker
Marriage: 12 July 1877
Dollie Salyers

Spouse and Children

    Lewis William Byrd Salyer



12 July 1877
Floyd, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 11

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

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah A Whitker in household of Mallery Whitker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sally Whitaker in household of Wesly Whitaker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sallie Whitaker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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