Sarah Shockley

about 1812–about 1848 (Age 36)
Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Shockley was born about 1812, in Highland, Ohio, United States, her father, John Shockley, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Bowers, was 23. 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 36.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

15 December 1831
Highland, Ohio, United States


    John Van Matre


    Hanna Jane Van Metre


    Samantha Van Matre


    Elizabeth Van Matre


    Nancy Van Matre


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+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

1 English: of uncertain origin. Most 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 most common in Buckinghamshire, England.2 Perhaps also an Americanized form of Swiss German Schoechli, a topographic name meaning ‘barn’, from a diminutive of Schoch .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.