Sarah Mathew

13 August 1818–5 May 1897 (Age 78)
Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Mathew was born on 13 August 1818, in Posey, Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse Caleb Mathew, was 33 and her mother, Mary Nash, was 24. She married Robert Dunbar on 21 February 1837, in Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lynn Township, Posey, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 5 May 1897, in Posey, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lynn Township, Posey, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Dunbar
Sarah Mathew
Marriage: 21 February 1837
John William Dunbar
Mary Ann Dunbar
James Thomas Dunbar
Rebecca Dunbar
Francis Marion Dunbar
George Washington Dunbar
Robert Clinton Dunbar
Martha Jane Dunbar

Spouse and Children

21 February 1837
Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Caleb Mathew






    Thomas Matthews


    Jesse Mathew


    Margaret Ellen Mathew


    Rebecca Matthews


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 7

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 23

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Indian (southern states): variant spelling of Matthew . It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Danbar in household of Robert Danbar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Dunbar in household of Robert Dunbar, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Dunbar, "United States Census, 1870"

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