Sarah Covey

4 January 1849–24 November 1879 (Age 30)
Lawrence Township, Washington, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Covey was born on 4 January 1849, in Lawrence Township, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, William Benjamin Covey, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Ann Douthitt, was 30. She married William McClellan Sandage on 9 May 1878, in Perry, Indiana, United States. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 24 November 1879, at the age of 30, and was buried in Covey Cemetery, Anderson Township, Perry, Indiana, United States.

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William McClellan Sandage
Sarah Covey
Marriage: 9 May 1878

Spouse and Children

    William McClellan Sandage



9 May 1878
Perry, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 7

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 11

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh ( see Coffey ).2 English (Surrey and West Sussex): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah A Sandage in household of William Sandage, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Cooey in household of William Cooey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Covey in household of William Covey, "United States Census, 1870"

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