Sarah Ellen Chenault

25 June 1857–21 September 1888 (Age 31)
Saline, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Chenault was born on 25 June 1857, in Saline, Arkansas, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Chenault, was 24 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Gamble, was 20. She married John Fields Huchingson on 16 September 1875, in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Hamilton, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 21 September 1888, in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States, at the age of 31.

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John Fields Huchingson
Sarah Ellen Chenault
Marriage: 16 September 1875
Donnie Ellen Evans
Effie Huchingson
James Edwin Huchingson
Shelby Mell Huchingson
Estelle Huchingson
Joyce Huchingson

Spouse and Children

16 September 1875
Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 4

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 9

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near an irrigation channel, from Old French chenal ‘channel’, ‘pipe’ (Late Latin canalis, a derivative of canna ‘reed’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • S E Huchingson in household of J F Huchingson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Chenault in household of Franklin Chenault, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Chenault in household of Ben T Chenault, "United States Census, 1860"

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