Sarah Jane Baker

17 February 1841–26 November 1942 (Age 101)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Baker was born on 17 February 1841, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Jesse Baker, was 41 and her mother, Adalissa Reeves, was 32. She married John Samuel Lewis on 1 January 1874, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Saint Joe, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Maumee, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 26 November 1942, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

John Samuel Lewis
Sarah Jane Baker
Marriage: 1 January 1874
Mary Bell Lewis
Cam Sitton

Spouse and Children

1 January 1874
Searcy, Arkansas, United States



    Cam Sitton


Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Baker


    Adalissa Reeves




    James Baker


    Mary Malissa Baker


    Rebecca C Baker


    Isaac C Baker


    Esaias Calvin Baker


+13 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1851: Searcy, Arkansas, United States
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 27

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Jane Baker in household of Jesse Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah J Lewis in household of Jno S Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Lewis in household of Noah Barnett, "United States Census, 1920"

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