Sarah Jane Witcher

Female11 April 1839–25 April 1919

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane Witcher was born on 11 April 1839, in Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Lacy K Witcher. She married Samuel J. Long on 1 March 1859, in Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Patoka Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 25 April 1919, in Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel J. Long
Sarah Jane Witcher
Marriage: 1 March 1859
Charles Long
Anna Belle Long
William Edward Long
Rhoda Catherine Long
Loretta May Long
Edna Joella Long

Sources (23)

  • Sarah J Long in household of Samuel J Long, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J. Long, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Sarah J Witcher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1859Perry, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 7

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 23

    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

    English (Hampshire):

    occupational name for a chest maker, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English whicche ‘chest’ (Old English hwicce).

    possibly from an agent derivative of Middle English wiche ‘settlement, farmstead’ (Old English wīc), hence an occupational name for a dairy farmer or a habitational name for someone who lived at a place called Wich or Wick.

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

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