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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Family Time Line

James Sappington Chilcoat
1813–1897
Sarah Elizabeth Dement
1830–1907
Marriage: 17 October 1848
William Thomas Chilcoat
1849–1916
John Pinckney Chilcoat
1852–1946
James Absolum Chilcoat
1854–1938
Lucy Elizabeth Chilcoat
1856–
Margaret Maladonia Chilcoat
1859–1920
Jefferson Davis Chilcoat
1861–1898
Charles Washington Chilcoat
1868–1936
Joseph Birch Chilcoat
1871–1945

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1848
Lawrence, Alabama, United States
children

(8)

    Male1849–1916Male

    Male1852–1946Male

    James Absolum Chilcoat

    Male1854–1938Male

    Lucy Elizabeth Chilcoat

    Female1856–Female

    Margaret Maladonia Chilcoat

    Female1859–1920Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 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.
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.
1851

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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