Sarah Or Sally Upshaw

1807–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Or Sally

When Sarah Or Sally Upshaw was born in 1807, in Georgia, United States, her father, Forrester Upshaw, was 35 and her mother, Ann Faulkner, was 36. She married Jesse M Herring on 29 January 1824, in Morgan, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Heard, Georgia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Or Sally Upshaw
1807–
Jesse M Herring
1804–
Marriage: 29 January 1824
Rhoda A Herring
1825–
Haston Y Herring
1827–1890
Samuel Herring
1832–
Sarah F. Herring
1837–1884
Amanda Herring
1839–
Zachariah Herring
1846–
David Henry Herring
1833–1910
Jesse Marion Herring
1844–1894

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1824
Morgan, Georgia, United States
children

(8)

  • Rhoda A Herring

    Female1825–Female

  • Haston Y Herring

    Male1827–1890Male

  • Samuel Herring

    Male1832–Male

  • David Henry Herring

    Male1833–1910Male

  • Sarah F. Herring

    Female1837–1884Female

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 4

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 31

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp ‘up(per)’ + sc(e)aga ‘copse’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Herring in household of Jesse M Herring, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Or Sally Upshaw, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Sarah Or Sally Upshaw, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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