Sarah Ann Shedd

6 October 1869–5 August 1955 (Age 85)
Paulding, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Shedd was born on 6 October 1869, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, her father, Phillip Dixon Shedd, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Octavia Whitlow, was 26. She married Andrew Berry Davis on 16 June 1889, in Paulding, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in District 951, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1880 and District 1225, Haralson, Georgia, United States in 1900. She died on 5 August 1955, in Pinson, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pinson, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Berry Davis
1872–1951
Sarah Ann Shedd
1869–1955
Marriage: 16 June 1889
Alice Susan Davis
1890–1936
Homer Aaron Davis
1890–1939
Moses Davis
1891–
Dallas Davis
1893–
Willie M. Davis
1896–
Mae Belle Davis
1900–1971
Willard Arthur Davis
1901–1986
J. Clinton Davis
1905–1949
Faye Davis
1908–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 June 1889
Paulding, Georgia, United States
children

(9)

    Alice Susan Davis

    Female1890–1936Female

    Homer Aaron Davis

    Male1890–1939Male

    Moses Davis

    Male1891–Male

    Dallas Davis

    Female1893–Female

    Willie M. Davis

    Female1896–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Phillip Dixon Shedd

    Male1840–1928Male

    Nancy Octavia Whitlow

    Female1842–1930Female

siblings

(14)

    Joshua Shedd

    Male1857–Male

    Male1861–1944Male

    Frances Shedd

    Female1863–1886Female

    Margaret Shedd

    Female1865–1885Female

    Julia Shedd

    Female1867–1886Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 6

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 24

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a hovel, Middle English sched(d)e.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Davis in household of Berry Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah A Shead in household of Phillip Shead, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Shed in household of Phillip Shed, "United States Census, 1870"

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