Sarah Ellen Eden

6 June 1831–19 December 1920 (Age 89)

The Life Summary of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Eden was born on 6 June 1831, her father, James Eden, was 44 and her mother, Ellen Reading, was 41. She married David Daniel Wilson on 3 January 1850. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Mountain Township, Barry, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Jenkins, Barry, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 19 December 1920, in Shell Knob Township, Barry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Snyder Cemetery, Mineral Township, Barry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Daniel Wilson
Sarah Ellen Eden
Marriage: 3 January 1850
George Dillard Wilson
Bolen Green Wilson
Mary Margaret ( Marg) Wilson
William Leroy Shipley Wilson
Henry John Wilson
James G. Wilson
James George Wilson
James G Wilson
Marg Wilson
David Daniel Wilson JR
Samuel Wilson
Nancy M Wilson
Charles Raymond Wilson
Ina Wilson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1850
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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.
    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 3
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    Age 29
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Edun, Old English Ēadhūn, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity, wealth’ + hūn ‘bear-cub’.English: habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham, both of which derive from a British river name meaning ‘water’, recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century in the form Ituna.East Frisian, North German, and Dutch (Groningen): genitivized patronymic from the personal name Ede or Edo.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Sarah Wilson in household of Daniel Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Nelson in household of Nancy Henson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Sarah Eadon, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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