Sarah Elizabeth Allen

1792–before 1856 (Age 64)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth Allen was born in 1792, in South Carolina, United States. She married Wiley Sanders on 8 May 1813, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died before 1856, in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Sanders
Sarah Elizabeth Allen
Marriage: 8 May 1813
Deliah Sanders
John Sanders
Nancy Sanders
James Wyly Sanders
William Sanders
Sarah Elizabeth Sanders
Elias Sanders
Rhoda Sanders
Malinda Sanders
Green Sanders
George Sanders

Spouse and Children

8 May 1813
Randolph, North Carolina, United States


    Deliah Sanders


    John Sanders


    James Wyly Sanders



    Sarah Elizabeth Sanders


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 0

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 17

Humphreys County was created 19 October 1809 from Stewart County.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Sanders in household of Wyly Sanders, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elizabeth Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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