Sarah Jane Brown

Female26 September 1830–15 December 1912

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Brown was born on 26 September 1830, in Wayne City, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, John Brown, was 30 and her mother, Mary Meeks, was 21. She married Ninian Riley Taylor on 7 March 1848. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Allens Grove Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Mason City Township, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 15 December 1912, in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mason City Cemetery, Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ninian Riley Taylor
Sarah Jane Brown
Marriage: 7 March 1848
Adaline Taylor
Rebecca A Taylor
John C Taylor
Isaac Taylor
Mary E. Taylor
Sarah Jane Taylor
Amanda E Taylor
William Edward Taylor
Henry Bruce Taylor
Prudence Alice Taylor
Jerimiah Knowles Taylor
Jerry K Taylor

Sources (19)

  • Sarah J Taylor in household of Norman R Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Jane Brown Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Brown in entry for Jeremiah K Taylor and Mirtie Jackson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1848
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1841: Mason, Illinois, United States


    Age 27

    Historical Boundaries: 1857: Mason, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

    Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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