Sarah Jane Brown

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

The Life Summary 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 1848Wayne, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    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.
    1841
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1841: Mason, Illinois, United States
    1857
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (17)

    • Sarah J Taylor in household of Norman R Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah Brown in entry for Jeremiah K Taylor and Mirtie Jackson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Broun in entry for Sarah Jane Vogel, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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