Sarah Jane Allen

22 August 1862–after 1910 (Age 47)
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Allen was born on 22 August 1862, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, William A Allen, was 19 and her mother, Nancy Julia Lyons, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Samuel Horner. She died after 1910, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Horner
1857–1943
Sarah Jane Allen
1862–1910
Miriam Horner
1882–
Mertia Horner
1883–
Myrtle Lavina Horner
1884–
Wilson B. Horner
1885–

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

    Miriam Horner

    Female1882–Female

    Mertia Horner

    Female1883–Female

    Myrtle Lavina Horner

    Female1884–Female

    Wilson B. Horner

    Male1885–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 14

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Jane Allen, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah A. Allen - Government record: Census record: death:

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