Sarah Shockley

Femaleabout 1812–about 1848

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Shockley was born about 1812, in Highland, Ohio, United States, her father, John Shockley, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Bowers, was 24. She married William Van Matre on 15 December 1831, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died about 1848, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 38.

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William Van Matre
Sarah Shockley
Marriage: 15 December 1831
John Van Matre
Elizabeth Van Matre
Hanna Jane Van Metre
Samantha Van Matre
Nancy Van Matre
Sarah Van Matre

Sources (5)

  • Sarah Shockly, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1831Highland, Ohio, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 0

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 13

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin, evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century the name was common in Buckinghamshire, England.

    History: Richard Shockley (born c. 1634, probably in Buckinghamshire, England) arrived in MD in 1671.

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

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