Sarah Jane Offill

Female15 October 1830–28 March 1899

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Offill was born on 15 October 1830, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, her father, Elzaphan Offill, was 26 and her mother, Martha Everman, was 20. She married James M. Gilbert on 11 November 1852, in Carter, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Mound Prairie Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Washington Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 28 March 1899, in Prairie City, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Prairie City, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James M. Gilbert
Sarah Jane Offill
Marriage: 11 November 1852
Mary Elizabeth Gilbert
James E. Gilbert
John B Gilbert
Martha Jane Gilbert
William Harrison Gilbert
Amanda Gilbert
Pearly Gilbert
Alden Gilbert

Sources (25)

  • Sarah Cline in household of William Cline, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Kentucky Birth Records, 1852 - 1910 for son James E. Gilbert
  • Sarah Jane Office, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1852Carter, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 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.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Jasper, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Jasper, Iowa, United States


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Jasper, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    Origin undetermined.

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

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