Sarah Filkins

1790–1884 (Age 94)
Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Filkins was born in 1790, in Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. She married David Hough on 24 March 1813. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 19 January 1884, in New York, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Sarah Filkins
David Hough
Marriage: 24 March 1813
John Albert Huff
James E. Hough
Jane Hough
Mary D. Hough
Amos Hough
Elsie E. Hough
Betsey E. Hough
George Hough
Robert Hough
Samuel F Hough
Catherine Hough
Horace Hough

Spouse & Children

24 March 1813


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 7

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 12

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 37

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from the medieval personal name Filkin, a diminutive from a short form of Philip . 2. habitational name from a place so called in Oxfordshire, whose name is probably a tribal derivative (with Old English -ingas ‘people of’) of the Old English personal name Filica (of uncertain origin). Surname forms such as de Filking(es) are found in the surrounding area from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Haugh, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Sarah Hough, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Hough, "United States Census, 1860"

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