Sarah Ann Tenery

Female26 February 1831–25 April 1906

Brief Life History of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Tenery was born on 26 February 1831, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Daniel Tenery, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Young, was 40. 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 3 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
Levi Richard Atkins
Thomas Hardaway Atkins
Elizabeth Moore Atkins
Marcus Paine Atkins

Sources (8)

  • Sarah Adkins in household of John Adkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Ann Tennery Atkins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Tenery in entry for Levy Richard Adlin, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1850Giles, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +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.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1841: Jackson, Texas, United States


    Age 29

    Historical Boundaries: 1860: Ellis, Texas, United States

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Mayo and Roscommon): variant of Henry 2, from Ó hInnéirghe.

    English and Scottish: variant of Henry .

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

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