Sarah Caroline Walker

1 January 1828–22 May 1888 (Age 60)
Van Buren, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Caroline

When Sarah Caroline Walker was born on 1 January 1828, in Van Buren, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, her father, Micajah Walker, was 45 and her mother, Jane Jenny Anderson, was 45. She married James K Polk Howard on 6 November 1852, in Van Buren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 22 May 1888, in Van Buren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

James K Polk Howard
Sarah Caroline Walker
Marriage: 6 November 1852
Nancy Howard
Sarah J. Howard
Mary Howard
Emmaline Howard
Isaac J. Howard
Lodema E. Howard
Caroline Howard
Morgan Howard
Cager D Howard

Spouse and Children

6 November 1852
Van Buren, Tennessee, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Micajah Walker


    Jane Jenny Anderson




    David Anderson Walker


    Robert Walker


    Elisabeth Becky Walker


    Joseph H Walker Sr


    Micajah Dodson Walker


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 7

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Howard in household of James Howard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah C Howard in household of James Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah C Walker in household of Micajah Walker, "United States Census, 1850"

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