Sarah Jane Brown

26 September 1830–15 December 1912 (Age 82)
Wayne City, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life 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, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 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, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ninian Riley Taylor
1827–1905
Sarah Jane Brown
1830–1912
Marriage: 7 March 1848
Adaline Taylor
1847–1921
Rebecca A Taylor
1850–1938
John C Taylor
1852–1932
Isaac Taylor
1854–1925
Mary E. Taylor
1856–1857
Sarah Jane Taylor
1857–1939
Amanda E Taylor
1860–1928
William Edward Taylor
1862–1915
Henry Bruce Taylor
1863–1902
Prudence Alice Taylor
1865–1939
Jerimiah Knowles Taylor
1868–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 March 1848
Wayne, Illinois, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
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.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 26

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah I Taylor in household of Ninian R Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Taylor in household of Nemon R Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah J Taylor in household of Ninian R Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"

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