Sarah Lee Bain

June 1844–18 October 1900 (Age 56)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Sarah Lee

When Sarah Lee Bain was born in June 1844, in Iowa, United States, her father, John Charles Bain, was 47 and her mother, Selena Purviance Plunkett, was 40. She married Benjamin F. Morgan on 8 July 1866, in Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Van Buren Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Sigourney Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 18 October 1900, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F. Morgan
Sarah Lee Bain
Marriage: 8 July 1866
Ida May Morgan
Mary M. Morgan
Ella Lula Morgan
Baby Boy Morgan 1873
William L. Morgan
Sarah Elizabeth Morgan

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin F. Morgan



8 July 1866
Henry, Iowa, United States


    Ida May Morgan


    Mary M. Morgan


    Ella Lula Morgan


    Baby Boy Morgan 1873


    William L. Morgan


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a fair-haired person, from Gaelic bàn ‘white’, ‘fair’. This is a common name in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324 . It is also found as a reduced form of McBain .2 Northern English: nickname meaning ‘bone’, probably bestowed on an exceptionally tall, lean man, from Old English bān ‘bone’. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.3 Northern English: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming’, ‘friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight’, ‘direct’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Bain in household of John Bain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Morgan in household of Benjamin F Morgan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah L Morgan in household of Benjamin Morgan, "United States Census, 1880"

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