Sarah Elvira Jacks

8 March 1830–15 December 1884 (Age 54)
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Elvira

When Sarah Elvira Jacks was born on 8 March 1830, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States, her father, John William Jacks, was 30 and her mother, Jane Maxey, was 40. She married Reverand Hardy Jones on 3 October 1848. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 10 Flint Hill, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Travelers Rest, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 15 December 1884, in Verbena, Chilton, Alabama, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Dollar, Coosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reverand Hardy Jones
Sarah Elvira Jacks
Marriage: 3 October 1848
John Henry Jones
Rachael Jane Jones
Susan Elviry Jones
Laura Ann Jones
Joseph Holeman Jones
Isaac Hardy Jones
Temperance Ann Elizah Jones
William Fletcher Jones
James Lafayette Jones
Martha Theodocia "Docia" Jones
Archibald Andrew Jones
Dock Jeremiah Peddy Jones

Spouse and Children

3 October 1848


    John Henry Jones


    Rachael Jane Jones


    Susan Elviry Jones


    Laura Ann Jones


    Joseph Holeman Jones


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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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 2

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

English and North German: patronymic from Jack .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • S E Jones in household of Hardy Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah E Jones in household of Hardy Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah E. Jacks, "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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