Sarah Amanda Ballenger

16 December 1831–15 February 1902 (Age 70)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Amanda

When Sarah Amanda Ballenger was born on 16 December 1831, in Tennessee, United States, her father, John T Ballenger, was 26 and her mother, Hulda Whitten, was 26. She married Robert Jasper Morgan on 24 December 1850, in Walker, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Walker, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 13 Dora, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 15 February 1902, in Dora, Walker, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Davis Cemetery, Dora, Walker, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Jasper Morgan
Sarah Amanda Ballenger
Marriage: 24 December 1850
Rachel M Morgan
Sarah Ann Morgan
Martha M Morgan
Sellina Morgan
John Henry Morgan
William Robert Morgan
Mary Alice Morgan
Rose Ann Morgan
James I Morgan
Dolly Morgan
Lula M Morgan

Spouse and Children

24 December 1850
Walker, Alabama, United States


    Rachel M Morgan


    Sarah Ann Morgan



    Sellina Morgan


    John Henry Morgan


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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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ballinger ( see Beringer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Margan in household of Robert Margan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah M Morgan in household of Robert J Morgan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sariah A Morgan in household of Robert J Morgan, "United States Census, 1880"

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