Sarah Jane Neese

Female13 February 1837–26 June 1858

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Neese was born on 13 February 1837, in Owen, Indiana, United States, her father, Washington Columbus Neese Sr, was 20 and her mother, Leah Anderson, was 18. She married Perlonzo Bell on 17 August 1854, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jackson Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 26 June 1858, in Hamilton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Neese Cemetery, Homer, Hamilton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Perlonzo Bell
Sarah Jane Neese
Marriage: 17 August 1854
James Monroe Bell

Sources (11)

  • Sarah J Nease in household of Washington Nease, "United States Census, 1850"
  • S.J. Neece, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Sarah Jane Neese Bell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1854Webster, Iowa, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (7)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 4

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


    Age 9

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


    Age 9

    Iowa is the 29th state.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois (see McNeese ).

    North German: from a short form of the female personal name Agnes .

    German: habitational name from Neese (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania).

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

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