Sarah Elizabeth Dement

29 November 1830–4 July 1907 (Age 76)
Morgan, Alabama, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Dement was born on 29 November 1830, in Morgan, Alabama, United States, her father, Absalom Dement, was 38 and her mother, Ruth Castleberry, was 33. She married James Sappington Chilcoat on 17 October 1848, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 4 July 1907, in Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Tate Mountain Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States.

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James Sappington Chilcoat
Sarah Elizabeth Dement
Marriage: 17 October 1848
William Thomas Chilcoat
John Pinckney Chilcoat
James Absolum Chilcoat
Lucy Elizabeth Chilcoat
Margaret Maladonia Chilcoat
Jefferson Davis Chilcoat
Charles Washington Chilcoat
Joseph Birch Chilcoat

Spouse and Children

17 October 1848
Lawrence, Alabama, United States




    James Absolum Chilcoat


    Lucy Elizabeth Chilcoat


    Margaret Maladonia Chilcoat


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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.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 19

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 21

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Demant, a metonymic occupational name for a diamond dealer or cutter, from Middle High German dīemant ‘diamond’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Chilcoat in household of James C Chilcoat, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Chilcoat in household of J S Chilcoat, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Elizabeth Dement Chilcoat, "Find A Grave Index"

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