Harrison, Sarah

Female 1740 - 1812  (71 years)


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  • Name Harrison, Sarah  [1, 2
    Born 17 Dec 1740  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 49AB90B11AAB4D10935556AA4F0471BBBEBB 
    Died 20 Oct 1812 
    Buried Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • lot 1, Sharon Cemetery
    Person ID I578  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 

    Father Harrison, Burr III,   b. 21 May 1699, Stafford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Barnes, Anne,   b. Abt 1706, Port Tobacco, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Jul 1722  Port Tobacco, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alt. Marriage 3 Jul 1722  Stafford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID E9442116361B4A9DBE09B1BBE3C95CDEB50B 
    Family ID F1675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Powell, Leven,   b. 1738, Dumfries, Prince William Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1810, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1763 
    _UID 155C8026F01F4BCAA3CC37D154DC17312A8D 
    Children 
     1. Powell, Anne,   b. 10 Oct 1765
     2. Powell, William Harrison,   b. 1766,   d. 19 Oct 1802  (Age 36 years)
     3. Powell, Jane,   b. 8 Jun 1770,   d. 13 Sep 1773  (Age 3 years)
     4. Powell, Sarah,   b. 1771,   d. 24 May 1838  (Age 67 years)
     5. Powell, Cuthbert,   b. 4 Mar 1775, Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1849  (Age 74 years)
     6. Powell, Stella,   b. 12 Jun 1786,   d. 1787  (Age 0 years)
     7. Powell, Harrison
     8. Powell, Emily
     9. Powell, Levin Jr.,   b. 4 Aug 1772, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1807, Washington KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     10. Powell, Burr,   b. 14 May 1768, Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1839, Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Powell, Alfred Harrison,   b. 6 Mar 1780, Loudoun Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1831, Frederick Co. Court, Winchester VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Headstones
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Powell Family Lot 1
    Histories
    The History of Middleburg and Vicinity
    The History of Middleburg and Vicinity
    FOLIOS
    Powell Family History
    Powell Family History
    excerpts from a book by Rosalie Noland Ball
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1740 - VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middleburg, Loudoun Co., VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Powell Sarah Harrison Headstone
    Powell Sarah Harrison Headstone
    Powell Sarah Harrison Headstone
    Powell Sarah Harrison Headstone

  • Notes 
    • The Powell Family.

      Old Churches Ministers, and Families of Virginia.
      Article LXX.

      I have not been able to ascertain any thing very certain concerning the family of Powells which appears on the records of the Church in Loudon county. The name of Powell is a very ancient one on the civil records of Virginia. Cuthbert Powell was contemporary in Lancaster county with the first John Carter. Indeed, the name is found on one or more of the earliest lists of adventurers to Virginia. Colonel Powell, of Loudon,--father of Messrs. Leven, Burr, Cuthbert, Alfred Powell, and their sisters,--married a near relative of the Rev. Mr. Harrison, of Dumfries, of whose ancestors some account, taken from the record of Westminster parish, England, was given in our sketch of Dettingen parish. Colonel Powell was once a member of Congress from his district. With his widow I was acquainted in the earlier years of my ministry. She was one whose fidelity to the Church no adversity could shake. When all others were deserting it, she continued steadfast. A minister of another denomination was once conversing with her on the subject of his own and her Church, and said that there was but little difference between them,--that they were like twin-sisters. Whether she suspected him of some design at proselyting or not, I cannot say, but she very decidedly replied, "It might be so, but that she greatly preferred one of the sisters to the other." She was old-fashioned in all her ways,--in her dress, her home, her furniture, and domestic occupations. She lived in a plain house, a little back of the main and indeed only street in Middleburg. On one of my journeys to Alexandria, while stopping on a summer's afternoon at that place, I walked over to her abode, and found her busily engaged at her wheel, spinning tow or flax, on what was called the small wheel in those days, in contradistinction to that on which wool and cotton were spun, and which was called the large wheel. The march of improvement has left both sorts far behind, and with them much honest, domestic industry and substantial clothing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] DAR Database.

    2. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    3. [S337] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch.org), batch 8721001, [Q:3].