Sarah Ann Tenery

26 February 1831–25 April 1906 (Age 75)
Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Tenery was born on 26 February 1831, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Daniel Tenery, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Sally Young, was 39. She married John Henry Atkins Sr on 20 February 1850, in Giles, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Edna, Jackson, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 25 April 1906, in Italy, Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Italy, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Atkins Sr
Sarah Ann Tenery
Marriage: 20 February 1850
Nancy Permelia Atkins
William James Atkins
John Henry Atkins Jr
Ida Drucilla Atkins
Ada Ann Atkins
Levi Richard Atkins
Thomas Hardaway Atkins
Elizabeth Moore Atkins
Marcus Paine Atkins

Spouse and Children

    John Henry Atkins Sr



20 February 1850
Giles, Tennessee, United States


    Nancy Permelia Atkins


    William James Atkins



    Ida Drucilla Atkins


    Ada Ann Atkins


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Daniel Tenery





+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Henry 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Ann Atkins in household of William J Atkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tenery in entry for Levy Richard Adlin, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Sarah Ann Tenery in entry for John Henry Atkins, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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