Sarah Emmeline Covert

Brief Life History of Sarah Emmeline

When Sarah Emmeline Covert was born about 1846, in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Bates Covert, was 32 and her mother, Hester Ann Warner, was 34. She married Henry Madison Walthall on 21 January 1864, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in White Oak, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Calaveras, California, United States in 1860. She died after 1871, in California, United States.

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Henry Madison Walthall
Sarah Emmeline Covert
Marriage: 21 January 1864
Frances Hester Walthall
Stella Burfoot Walthall
Octavia Rachel Walthall
Mary Walthall
John Madison Walthall

Sources (5)

  • Sarah A Covert in household of John B Covert, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah E Covert, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Sarah Covert in household of John Covert, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (7)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Calaveras, California, United States

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

English (Surrey, of Norman origin): habitational name from the Norman hamlet of Couvert in Calvados or from some other locality similarly named from Old French (le) covert ‘the secret corner, refuge, or thicket’. Sussex surname forms with the definite article and no preposition are not nicknames from Old French covert ‘secret(ive)’, as has been suggested, but are either references to ‘Le Covert’ as the place of origin or represent the common Norman practice of substituting le for de in surnames. This surname is now extinct in Britain.

Americanized form of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed or German Gobert .

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

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